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.
Published 17 February 2021
Support has been given by the Faculty of Advocates to planned legislation aimed at improving the protections available for people at risk of domestic abuse.
Published 8 December 2020
The Faculty of Advocates has defended the extension granted to Gordon Jackson QC over a probe into his conduct during the Alex Salmond trial.
Published 7 December 2020
The Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Roddy Dunlop QC, has complained to the UK government about Home Office allegations of abuse of court process by immigration lawyers.
Published 4 December 2020
The Faculty of Advocates’ Christmas collection is needed more than ever this year to make a difference for vulnerable families left reeling by Covid-19.
Published 2 December 2020
A group of lawyers in Myanmar was given a first-hand account of how the Scottish criminal justice system has adapted to Covid-19.
Published 1 December 2020
The popular fictional advocate, Edward Kane, faces some novel difficulties as he takes on his first murder case in a new book.
Published 25 November 2020
A senior member of the Faculty of Advocates has been appointed to lead an inquiry following the sudden death of an employee of the City of Edinburgh Council.
Published 16 November 2020
Justice will survive the Covid-19 pandemic, Tony Lenehan writes.
Published 9 November 2020
Keen runner Malcolm McGregor is going the extra mile to help the Faculty of Advocates’ Christmas appeal on behalf of vulnerable families.
Published 6 November 2020
Leaving the EU should make no difference to devolved regulation of the professions in the UK, the Faculty of Advocates believes.
Published 5 November 2020
An updated volume of the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia, edited by a member of the Faculty of Advocates, has been published.
Published 3 November 2020
This is National Pro Bono Week which provides a useful opportunity to think about when and how lawyers provide legal services to those in need.
Published 3 November 2020
The Faculty of Advocates' Free Legal Services Unit is involved in online events this week to promote and celebrate pro bono work.
Published 2 November 2020
Concerns have been raised by the Faculty of Advocates about a safety omission in plans for automated vehicles on motorways.
Published 28 October 2020