Faculty Of Advocates

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Protecting women from exploitation must be a key objective of plans to reform the law on surrogacy, the Faculty of Advocates has said. Proposals for a new pathway to legal parenthood have been included in a joint consultation paper by the Scottish Law Commission and the Law Commission of Englan

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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.

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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. Ms Nduta, a protection officer with Defenders Coalition-Kenya, and colleagues have vowed to

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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. The group has made camp in the Mackenzie Building, home of the Faculty of Advocates’ training suite, at the start of the nine-month devilling perio

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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.

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A member of the Faculty of Advocates is to be contributing editor for a portfolio of titles for The Laws of Scotland: Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia. Jacqueline Fordyce has been appointed to work on the volumes for criminal law, public international law and human rights.

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Nine lawyers have been awarded silk, it has been announced by the Judicial Office for Scotland. Those awarded the rank of Queen’s Counsel are advocates Isla Davie, C Euan Duthie, Matt Jackson, Neil Mackenzie, Fred Mackintosh, Michael Meehan, Claire Mitchell, Astrid Smart and solicitor-advocate

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We have an old scrapbook of newspaper cuttings in the records of the Faculty of Advocates, the independent body of lawyers admitted to practise as advocates in Scottish courts. One, from 1919, about the possibility of the legal profession being opened to women, catches the eye. A representative of t

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A draft guideline on sentencing has been hailed by the Faculty of Advocates as “concise and easy to understand” and a benefit to the public. The sentencing process has been prepared by the Scottish Sentencing Council and aims to set out the various steps taken by judges in making a sente

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Support has been given by the Faculty of Advocates to adopting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law – and for it to be done sooner rather than later. In response to a Scottish government consultation on incorporating the UNCRC into domestic law,

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The Faculty of Advocates is launching a new diary and case management system, which will have benefits for advocates and instructing solicitors. The system, Lex, allows advocates and their clerks to better manage the full life cycle of an instruction, from initial meeting or telephone call to conclu

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The President of the UK Supreme Court, Lady Hale, and the Lord Justice Clerk, Lady Dorrian, head a stellar line-up of speakers for a special celebration by the Faculty of Advocates of 100 years of women in the law. The Faculty of Advocates is bringing together a number of eminent women who have made

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The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has reported on its latest audit of the Faculty of Advocates conduct complaints handling processes. The report made six recommendations.  SLCC oversight manager Alison Marron said: “This latest audit has demonstrated the benefit of the SLCC&

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The newest members of Ampersand Advocates, Shane Dundas and Michael Way, were the winners of an inaugural moot between Scottish devils and Northern Ireland pupil barristers held in Court 9 of the Court of Session on Friday. Organised by the Faculty of Advocates’ director of training, Neil Mack

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