Faculty of Advocates

Snakes alive! Gold bracelet donated to Faculty Christmas Collection

Organisers of the Faculty of Advocates’ Christmas Collection have been delighted by a generous donation of a valuable unique piece of jewellery.

Published 10 December 2019

Lady Dorrian portrait ‘thrill’ for artist Grace

A young artist has been “thrilled” to be given the commission to paint a portrait of the foremost woman in Scottish legal history, Lady Dorrian, the Lord Justice Clerk.

Published 9 December 2019

Note the date: Faculty Choir carol concert on Friday, 13 December

The Faculty of Advocates Choir is in fine voice, and hoping as many people as possible will join it for the traditional charity carol concert.

Published 2 December 2019

Lord President to focus on delays in planning system

Delays in the planning system will be put in the spotlight by Scotland’s senior judge and a leading planning QC at a seminar.

Published 29 November 2019

Child legislation ‘potentially retrogressive’, Faculty fears

Concerns have been expressed by the Faculty of Advocates that planned legislation designed to ensure the voice of the child is heard in court could be “retrogressive”.

Published 28 November 2019

Faculty voices fear of ‘survivor hierarchy’ in redress scheme

Aspects of plans to compensate for historical child abuse in care could create a “survivor hierarchy” and deny payments to some victims, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested.

Published 26 November 2019

Faculty’s Burke and Hare link hits the airwaves

Radio listeners will hear about a link between the Faculty of Advocates and the notorious 19th Century Burke and Hare murders when a new series about famous court cases is aired.

Published 14 November 2019

Lord Brodie to head line-up at 21st Century Bar Conference

A first group of expert speakers has been confirmed for the Faculty of Advocates’ 21st Century Bar Conference.

Published 13 November 2019

Faculty QC at Tbilisi conference

A member of the Faculty of Advocates with strong European links has been speaking at an international conference in Tbilisi to celebrate the centenary of the Georgian bar.

Published 8 November 2019

Let’s ‘bring Christmas to life’ for vulnerable families

It’s becoming part of the Festive tradition, and this year every effort is again being made by the Faculty of Advocates to “bring Christmas to life” for families in need.

Published 8 November 2019

Surrogacy ‘must be highly regulated’, says Faculty

Protecting women from exploitation must be a key objective of plans to reform the law on surrogacy, the Faculty of Advocates has said.

Published 7 November 2019

Faculty proud to support Pro Bono Week

At the start of Pro Bono Week, the Faculty of Advocates has restated a commitment to helping people to assert legal rights by offering a free service in appropriate cases.

Published 5 November 2019

Salome aims to be mountain high on International Human Rights Day

The Faculty of Advocates’ human rights award winner, Salome Nduta, has set herself a daunting challenge of celebrating this year’s International Human Rights Day at the top of a 17,060ft mountain.

Published 15 October 2019

Faculty takes in largest number of devils in a decade

The first steps to a career at the bar have been taken by no fewer than 26 aspiring advocates, the largest number of devils for at least 10 years.

Published 14 October 2019

Doors Open Day at the Faculty this weekend

The impressive Playfair corridor of the Advocates Library will be on public view this weekend, as the Faculty of Advocates again takes part in Doors Open Day.

Published 24 September 2019