Faculty Of Advocates

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Sheriff Court jury trials delayed as a result of Covid-19 are set to resume in remote jury centres across Scotland following new government funding. The Scottish government has provided £6.5 million to enable the new remote jury centres to deliver capacity for 18 jury trial courts to operate.

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A planned redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care needs to be redrafted to remove an “inherently unfair” restriction, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested. Under the current blueprint, applicants to the scheme must sign a waiver abandoning civil proceedings, and

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The Lord President, Lord Carloway, has hailed the “remarkable” determination of the legal profession to maintain access to justice during the Covid-19 pandemic. In his address marking the Opening of the Legal Year, Lord Carloway said it seemed likely that the current remote systems in co

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Ximena Vengoechea, a member of the Faculty of Advocates, will be a panellist in a webinar on "Women's Perspectives on a Career in International Law". Ms Vengoechea will be one of three panellists for the event organised by the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and the

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A new name has joined a specialist list of counsel who are qualified in alternative dispute resolution techniques, while a veteran of the group has added to his CV. Both Michael Upton and Stephen O’Rourke QC have been admitted as fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

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Guidance on sentencing young people, with rehabilitation at its heart, has been given strong support by the Faculty of Advocates – but with a warning that the public needs to be assured the aim is not to let offenders go scot-free. The Faculty said in response to a consultation on a draft guid

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Local public health measures like minimum pricing of alcohol could be jeopardised under proposals for a UK internal market, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested. The UK government has published a white paper aimed at protecting the flow of goods and services across the UK at the end of the Brexit

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A revised version of a scheme which deals with counsel’s fees has been published by the Faculty of Advocates. The main updates in the 2020 Scheme for the Accounting For and Collection Of Counsel’s Fees relate to speculative fees and reflect changes introduced by the Civil Litigation (Exp

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A survey of members of the Faculty of Advocates has found that there is support for the use of remote hearings as a temporary measure during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey found that four in five agree that remote hearings are a useful addition to how court hearings are heard in Scotland. However

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The excessive breadth of the Scottish government's proposed hate crime legislation means it could criminalise social media posts and result in a large number of prosecutions, the Faculty of Advocates has warned. In its 35-page response, the Faculty states that it is not opposed to and indeed support

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The new Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Advocates is Ronnie Renucci QC. The post of Vice-Dean became vacant when Roddy Dunlop QC was elected Dean of Faculty last month. Following a ballot between last Friday morning and 3pm today, Mr Renucci was elected by members of Faculty in a two-way contest with Ly

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An election for the office of Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Advocates is expected to be a two-way contest between Lynda Brabender QC, and Ronnie Renucci QC.

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A sporting silk will be able to combine work and pleasure after being appointed to Scottish Rugby’s discipline panel. Matt Jackson QC was a keen rugby player and still takes great interest in the game.

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