A group of Scottish schoolchildren from Bishopbriggs Academy will soon be on their way to London to compete in the national finals of the Bar Mock Trial Competition where they will continue to receive support from members of the Faculty of Advocates. The team advanced to the national finals after wi
The Faculty of Advocates will host an online event entitled “Women at the Scottish Bar” on Thursday 18 May. The careers clinic will give participants the chance to have a confidential conversation with a woman who are already at the bar. These conversations will cover, among other t
Roddy Dunlop KC, Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, has become embroiled in a new Twitter spat – prompting SNP parliamentarian John Nicolson to call for him to desist from commenting on party politics and the constitution. This latest incident follows Mr Dunlop being blocked by Pete Wishart MP
A Faculty of Advocates disciplinary tribunal has found Brian McConnachie KC guilty of professional misconduct. The tribunal ruled that Mr McConnachie's behaviour in a series of phone messages was a “serious and reprehensible” departure from the expected standard.
Ever since the Court of Session was constituted as the College of Justice, the Faculty of Advocates has played a central role in promoting the rule of law and ensuring access to justice for the people of Scotland. It continues to do so today. Our commitment to excellence in advocacy underpins these
Schoolchildren, teachers, parents and Faculty members gathered in Parliament House last weekend for a lively day of debating during the finals of the Young Speakers Scotland’s School Mace competition. Young Speakers Scotland is an educational charity that aims to use debating and public speaki
The Faculty of Advocates hosted a reception to celebrate the work of Scottish lawyers who are supporting their Ukrainian colleagues seeking refuge from the war in their homeland. Dean of Faculty, Roddy Dunlop KC, welcomed Ukrainian lawyers and many members of the Scottish legal community who h
The deadline for donations to the Faculty Christmas Collection, which supports vulnerable families in Fife, is fast approaching. Now in its eighth year, the Faculty Christmas Collection raises funds to support vulnerable families in Fife facilitated through Home-Start, a charity that helps families
Mr and Mrs Claus have instructed teams of high-powered North Pole advocates to represent them in their upcoming divorce action at the Court of Session, and everyone is invited to come along in December and watch the drama unfold. Key players in the proceedings include Dean of Faculty Roddy Dunlop KC
Gordon Jackson KC has been given a five-month ban from practice for naming complainers in the Alex Salmond trial while he was on a train. Mr Jackson has, however, been given permission to appeal the decision of a Faculty of Advocates committee.
Pictured (L-R): John Forsyth from Shared Parenting Scotland, Neil Mackenzie KC, Toby Brown from the Pro Bono Week Committee, Julia Lisowska from Western Isles Citizen Advice Bureau and Silence Chihuri from Fair Justice System for Scotland. The Faculty of Advocates’ Free Legal Services Unit (FL
Christmas is coming, and with it winter – which will be even harder than usual for vulnerable families given the current cost-of-living crisis gripping the country. As in previous years, the Faculty of Advocates is stepping up to make a difference through the annual Faculty Christmas Collectio
Barney Ross has been elected Clerk of Faculty following a six-way contest. Mr Ross succeeds Richard Pugh KC, who has stepped down after three-and-a-half years in office.
A group of around 200 schoolchildren and teachers gathered at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on the weekend to take part in the Edinburgh Schools MiniTrials. The event was organised by a steering group under Lord Mulholland’s chairmanship and supported by a sponsorship from the Faculty of Advocates.
A Court of Session judgment has reaffirmed the principle of legal privilege between solicitors and their clients. A hearing at the Inner House of the Court of Session determined that the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) is not entitled to recover legally privileged information in a solici