Stephen O’Rourke QC appointed Keeper of the Library

Stephen O’Rourke QC

Following an election among four candidates, Faculty members have chosen Stephen O’Rourke QC to be the new Keeper of the Library, replacing Mungo Bovey QC, who stepped down as a Faculty office-bearer after serving in the role for more than 12 years.

The Keeper is responsible for the Advocates Library, and chairs the Curators of the Library and the Abbotsford Joint Collections Management Committee.

Mr O’Rourke said: “I am delighted to be the new Keeper. The Faculty has one of the finest law libraries in the world, and it is our collegiate home as practitioners in helping to deliver justice for people throughout Scotland. Remote working has changed the way we use the Library, and one of my priorities will be to expand its digital accessibility.”

Dean of Faculty, Roddy Dunlop QC, said: “I warmly congratulate Stephen on his election, and particularly welcome the fact that Faculty members had such a strong field of candidates to choose from. I also wish to record Faculty’s thanks to Mungo for being such a distinguished and effective holder of the post over many years.”

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