Faculty of Advocates



Search begins for a new Dean as Gordon Jackson QC steps down

The Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Gordon Jackson QC, has stepped down after four years in the post.

Published 30 June 2020

Our Legal Heritage: The Dalai Lama visits Faculty

A routine Friday morning turned “surreal” for members of Faculty and staff when the Dalai Lama paid an unannounced visit.

Published 29 June 2020

Nine new members admitted to Faculty of Advocates

Nine new members have been admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in a second – and hopefully, last – calling ceremony under physical distancing.

Published 26 June 2020

Extra issue identified by Faculty for cohabitation review

An addition to a discussion paper on cohabitation has been put forward by the Faculty of Advocates.

Published 24 June 2020

Faculty’s Open Day goes virtual

An open day to give senior school pupils and university students an insight into life as an advocate is going virtual.

Published 15 June 2020

Scots back detained Egyptian lawyers for human rights award

Scottish lawyers are supporting five detained Egyptian colleagues for a human rights award.

Published 11 June 2020

Roddy Dunlop QC expands practice with 4 Pump Court appointment

Vice-Dean of Faculty, Roddy Dunlop QC has joined 4 Pump Court chambers in London as he expands his practice to include England.

Published 4 June 2020

Put more focus on youth, Faculty tells mental health law review

Mental health legislation needs to be updated to take more account of children and young persons, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested.

Published 1 June 2020

An untraditional welcome for new members of Faculty

New members have been welcomed to the Faculty of Advocates, at a calling ceremony like no other.

Published 29 May 2020

Jacqueline Fordyce named Upper Tribunal Registrar

A member of the Faculty of Advocates has been appointed to a key role in the tribunals system in Scotland.

Published 15 May 2020

Reform of vital part of commercial law welcomed by Faculty

The Faculty of Advocates has supported reform of the law on moveable transactions, and an end to the use of “work-arounds”.

Published 7 May 2020

Roddy Dunlop QC: ‘Admirable advances’ in restoring civil business, but still much to do

Progress in resuming civil court business has been applauded by the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Roddy Dunlop QC.

Published 17 April 2020

Faculty help for mooting students

Members of the Faculty of Advocates took part in one of the biggest mooting events in Scotland to help law students prepare for a major international competition.

Published 16 April 2020

Interested in the Scottish bar?

Neil Mackenzie QC, director of training at the Faculty of Advocates, has offered to hold a Zoom chat with anyone interested in finding out more about the Scottish bar.

Published 9 April 2020

Gordon Jackson QC to resign as Dean of Faculty

Gordon Jackson QC is to resign as Dean of the Faculty of Advocates later this year.

Published 3 April 2020