Faculty Of Advocates

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The Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Angela Grahame QC, has stepped down after three-and-a-half years in office. Ms Grahame offered her resignation at the Faculty’s Anniversary Meeting, and arrangements for an election to choose her successor will be announced in due course.

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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. I know t

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Families who had been dreading Christmas are now looking forward to a special time, thanks to the “absolutely fabulous” Faculty of Advocates Xmas Collection. An appeal for presents, treats and cash struck a chord with members of Faculty, staff, and friends in the wider legal profession a

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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. Angela Grahame QC, Vice-Dean of Faculty, and Dominic Scullion, who is currently one of 26 devils training to become advocates, have been in

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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. The Faculty of Advocates wanted to honour Lady Dorrian, one of its members, on her achievement of becoming Lord Justice

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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. The Christmas concert has been a mainstay of the choir since it was formed in 1996, and this year’s event – on Friday, 13 December, at 6:30pm in

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Delays in the planning system will be put in the spotlight by Scotland’s senior judge and a leading planning QC at a seminar. Lord Carloway, the Lord President, is to examine the court’s approach to delays at the event being held by the Faculty of Advocates’ Scottish Planning, Loca

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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”. In response to a call by the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee for comments on the Children (Scotland)

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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. Proposals by the Scottish government for a scheme of financial redress would not apply across all institutions

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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. William Burke stood trial in a courtroom which now forms part of the Advocates Library, the Law Room, where recording for

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A first group of expert speakers has been confirmed for the Faculty of Advocates’ 21st Century Bar Conference. Inner House judge Lord Brodie will give the keynote address at the free event on Friday 6 December in the Mackenzie Building, Old Assembly Close, High Street, Edinburgh.

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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. Iain Mitchell QC, attended the event at the invitation of the Georgia office of the Council of Europe and the Georgian Bar Assoc

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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. The family support charity, Home-Start Glenrothes, will receive all donations to the appeal, and they know the

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