Faculty Of Advocates

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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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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. The 9th Edinburgh International Vis Pre-Moot was hosted by the University of Edinburgh and featured universities from throughout the UK a

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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. He tweeted: "A question for school pupils, students, trainees and solicitors curious about what the Scottish Bar is and does, would

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Gordon Jackson QC is to resign as Dean of the Faculty of Advocates later this year. Mr Jackson had 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 recently vindicated of variou

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Applications are being taken for Faculty of Advocates’ scholarships which can help ease financial tensions during the training period for the bar. Those hoping to begin devilling in 2021 are asked to submit applications by the end of this month – Thursday, 30 April.

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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. M

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A policy allowing counsel to appear in civil courts without an instructing agent has been extended to the criminal courts. Dean of Faculty, Gordon Jackson QC, stated in a Dean's Ruling: "Until further notice, counsel may appear without an instructing agent, if the circumstances require, for all crim

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The Faculty of Advocates has made a plea to instructing agents for case papers in electronic format as it copes with the coronavirus emergency. The Faculty says it is monitoring advice constantly as it strives to maintain a high level of service and support to clients and agents, while keeping the h

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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. Ms Crawford topped a poll in which Lisa Henderson QC, and Vinit Khurana QC, also stood as candidates.

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A number of the Faculty of Advocates’ devils have been speaking to students about the process of joining the Scots bar. Aspiring advocates often seek answers to their questions about life at the Faculty, and who better to offer guidance than those currently undergoing the internationally-recog

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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.  Angela Grahame QC didn’t just break the mould when she became Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, she complete

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A new magazine published by the Constitutional Court of Colombia features a contribution by a member of the Faculty of Advocates. Ximena Vengoechea has written a chapter on “Asylum in the UK” for the online magazine, Constitutional Themes, produced by the court. The entire first edition

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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. The revised process, outlined in a Practice Note, is designed to facilitate the more efficient progress of actions by early disclosure, discussion and

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The new Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Advocates is Roddy Dunlop QC. Mr Dunlop was the sole nomination to succeed Angela Grahame QC, who stepped down after three-and-a-half years in office.

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