Faculty Of Advocates

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The new Dean of the Faculty of Advocates is Roddy Dunlop QC. Mr Dunlop was the sole nomination to succeed Gordon Jackson QC, who stepped down after four years in office.

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A virtual open day to give an insight into life at the Scottish bar has drawn wide praise as “a fantastic experience”. The event was aimed primarily at senior school pupils and university students, to show them what a career at the Faculty of Advocates could be like.

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Lawyers’ associations from around the world, including the Faculty of Advocates, have issued a 'call for action' in support of the vital role of an independent legal profession in the rule of law. The call for action has been directed at UN member states on the 30th anniversary of the adoption

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The Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Gordon Jackson QC, has stepped down after four years in the post. Mr Jackson was elected Dean – the first Dean from the criminal branch of the Faculty – in June 2016, to succeed James Wolffe QC, who had been appointed Lord Advocate. Mr Jackson had be

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An addition to a discussion paper on cohabitation has been put forward by the Faculty of Advocates. The Scottish Law Commission paper examines statutory financial rights for cohabitants, and the distinction, if any, there should be with spouses and civil partners.

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An open day to give senior school pupils and university students an insight into life as an advocate is going virtual. The Open Day proved a huge hit last year, but with COVID-19 restricting access to Parliament House, it is moving online.Monday, 13 July - from 10am to 4:30pm - is the date to be not

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Scottish lawyers are supporting five detained Egyptian colleagues for a human rights award. The nomination of the five for the CCBE Human Rights Award 2020 has been made by the Law Society of England and Wales, and is backed by the Faculty of Advocates and the Law Society of Scotland, as well as the

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Vice-Dean of Faculty, Roddy Dunlop QC has joined 4 Pump Court chambers in London as he expands his practice to include England. Mr Dunlop, of Axiom Advocates in Scotland, is the only Scottish silk ranked in eight practice areas by Chambers UK, and is ranked as the star individual for commercial

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Mental health legislation needs to be updated to take more account of children and young persons, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested. In a response to a review of mental health law in Scotland, the Faculty also drew attention to a disparity in provision for men and women who require treatment in

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A member of the Faculty of Advocates has been appointed to a key role in the tribunals system in Scotland. Jacqueline Fordyce has become the country’s Registrar of the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber).

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The Faculty of Advocates has supported reform of the law on moveable transactions, and an end to the use of “work-arounds”. Currently, it can be difficult for businesses in Scotland to raise money using moveable assets, ie property other than land and buildings such as plant, intellectua

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