Scottish law questions? Ask a Scots lawyer
Thanks for your question. I am a solicitor in Scotland. The complainers can ask the PF to drop the charge but it’s unlikely at this stage he will be inclined to do so because time and resources has been expended in the prosecution. However it is entirely up to the PF and not the complainers whether this happens. The PF has absolute discretion. Until you hear to the contrary you have to assume the trial is proceeding and prepare the case as normal. Do not cite your witnesses until after the intermediate diet and see what happens at that diet. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited by JustAnswer for my time.
They could contact the PF by letter, phone or try to get a meeting or speak to the PF in court at the intermediate diet. The best time to cite witnesses is the day following the intermediate diet because then you will know if the case is to proceed to trial.
Yes, they would.