Faculty of Advocates

Applications open for Faculty scholarships

Applications are being taken for Faculty of Advocates’ scholarships which can help ease financial tensions during the training period for the bar.

Published 3 April 2020

Dean of Faculty Gordon Jackson QC self-refers to SLCC over Salmond comments

Dean of Faculty, Gordon Jackson QC, has referred himself to the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) following the publication of footage in which he made comments about the trial of Alex Salmond, who was vindicated last week of various sexual offence charges at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Published 30 March 2020

COVID-19: Counsel may appear in criminal courts without instructing agent

A policy allowing counsel to appear in civil courts without an instructing agent has been extended to the criminal courts.

Published 25 March 2020

COVID-19: Faculty makes plea for case papers in electronic format

The Faculty of Advocates has made a plea to instructing agents for case papers in electronic format as it copes with the coronavirus emergency.

Published 18 March 2020

Ruth Crawford QC becomes first woman Faculty Treasurer

An election for the office of Treasurer of the Faculty of Advocates has been won by Ruth Crawford QC, the first woman to hold the post.

Published 26 February 2020

Practical tips for devils, by a devil

A number of the Faculty of Advocates’ devils have been speaking to students about the process of joining the Scots bar.

Published 25 February 2020

The Margaret Taylor Interview: Angela Grahame QC on breaking the mould

In the first of her interview series for Scottish Legal News, legal journalist Margaret Taylor interviews Angela Grahame on her time as Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Advocates.  Ange

Published 18 February 2020

Ximena Vengoechea contributes to Colombian court magazine

A new magazine published by the Constitutional Court of Colombia features a contribution by a member of the Faculty of Advocates.

Published 12 February 2020

Lord Armstrong to chair Chapter 42A personal injury actions event

New rules affecting Chapter 42A personal injury actions in the Court of Session will be analysed at an information event by the Faculty of Advocates.

Published 6 February 2020

Roddy Dunlop QC named new Vice-Dean of Faculty

The new Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Advocates is Roddy Dunlop QC.

Published 4 February 2020

Vice-Dean of Faculty Angela Grahame QC steps down

The Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Angela Grahame QC, has stepped down after three-and-a-half years in office.

Published 22 January 2020

Angela Grahame QC: 2020 promises to be a year to remember

With the last echoes of the bells drifting into the distance, 2020 is firmly with us and it is time to get down to work. That might sound as though it is just another change of the calendar, but, for Scotland’s legal profession, this has the promise to be very much a year to remember.

Published 7 January 2020

Xmas turned ‘abfab’ for families by Faculty appeal

Families who had been dreading Christmas are now looking forward to a special time, thanks to the “absolutely fabulous” Faculty of Advocates Xmas Collection.

Published 18 December 2019

Christmas saved as court finds Santa not guilty!

Santa Claus has been found not guilty of various offences by a jury of the International Christmas Court.

Published 18 December 2019

Faculty duo to join new Stair group

A new group with a strong Faculty of Advocates presence is being assembled to make sure a revered legal tool remains relevant for future generations of lawyers.

Published 17 December 2019