This page is under development. Please email email@example.com to suggest words to be added to the glossary.A
A person appointed by the Lord Advocate to prosecute in the High Court of Justiciary.
A re-hearing of a case by a higher court than the court which first heard the case (at first instance). A re-hearing means re-consideration by the higher court of the evidence led, and the legal issues considered. The courts where appeals are heard are called appellate courts.