Faculty Of Advocates

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Eleven new devils arrived at the MacKenzie Building this week to take the next step in their legal careers.

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Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Roddy Dunlop KC, has found himself embroiled in controversy after tweeting that he is considering moving to England to take advantage of lower taxation rates. His comments followed last week's mini-budget which saw the higher rate of income tax in England and Wales

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Members of the Faculty of Advocates and a number of devils played a key role in helping law students from the University of Edinburgh prepare for a recent major international mooting competition. The Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, now in its 29th year, featured over 300 team

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Today we include comments from Stephen's fellow members of Faculty and the wider profession. They attest to his kindness, intelligence and humility as well as the grief and deep well of feeling his death has brought to all who knew him. Advocate Calum Wilson, who devilled with Stephen, said: "I

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The Faculty of Advocates has awarded nine intrants scholarships to assist them financially when devilling commences next year. Ruth Crawford QC, treasurer of Faculty, who chairs the Faculty’s Scholarship Committee, said: “The Faculty is delighted to be in a position to facilitate ac

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While remote hearings have proven useful over lockdown, they should not supplant in-person justice, says Dean of Faculty, Roddy Dunlop QC. When lockdowns were first imposed in Scotland, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service – despite what might fairly be said to be years of under-funding &

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The Faculty of Advocates has announced a new scholarship as it opens this year’s applications for financial grants. The Scottish Council of Law Reporting (SCLR) is providing £5,000 for a scholarship to support devilling, which will be administered by the Faculty in tandem with its o

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A new advocate has spoken of the difficult position he and his cohort have found themselves in over the past year and has called on government to widen the ambit of financial support schemes. Jon Kiddie joined the Faculty of Advocates last year, along with 25 others in what was one of the biggest in

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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

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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. Two new short-term measures are proposed in the Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill – a domestic abuse protection order (DAP

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The Faculty of Advocates has defended the extension granted to Gordon Jackson QC over a probe into his conduct during the Alex Salmond trial. The latest deadline for the investigation is December 18.

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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. Mr Dunlop said: “Suggesting widespread abuse when there is absolutely no evidence of that at all is not only unhelpful, it

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A group of lawyers in Myanmar was given a first-hand account of how the Scottish criminal justice system has adapted to Covid-19. The Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Ronnie Renucci QC, spoke to more than 50 lawyers in a virtual event, part of the MyJustice programme which aims to improve acce

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