Anne Marie Hicks is an experienced prosecutor, having joined the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) in 1998 after five years in private practice. She has worked in several Procurator Fiscal Offices across Scotland, as well as in Crown Office Policy Division and as Deputy Head of the Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit.
From 2009 until 2012, she set up and led the Glasgow Domestic Abuse Unit, and was involved in the expansion of the specialist Domestic Abuse Court to cover the whole of Glasgow. She was appointed at the end of September 2013 to be the first National Procurator Fiscal for Domestic Abuse. In a role designed to enhance the prosecution response, she works closely with prosecutors throughout the country in relation to domestic abuse case work, policies and training to improve knowledge and expertise. She is also the COPFS stalking lead and has extensive involvement in multi-agency efforts to tackle domestic abuse and stalking.
In addition to her lead roles in domestic abuse and stalking, she is head of the Victims & Witnesses Policy Team within Crown Office, with responsibility for a range of areas relating to vulnerable witnesses, youth justice, human trafficking and under the violence against women and girls umbrella, including sexual offences, domestic abuse, stalking, FGM and forced marriage.