Faculty of Advocates
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.
Published 23 September 2019
Nine lawyers have been awarded silk, it has been announced by the Judicial Office for Scotland.
Published 18 September 2019
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 the Faculty pointed out that by statute every member must on admission become a member of the widows’ fund.
Published 13 September 2019
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.
Published 6 September 2019
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.
Published 28 August 2019
The Faculty of Advocates is launching a new diary and case management system, which will have benefits for advocates and instructing solicitors.
Published 28 August 2019
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.
Published 23 August 2019
Advocate member Lynda Brabender QC has been reappointed to the Scottish Civil Justice Council.
Published 23 July 2019
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.
Published 3 July 2019
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.
Published 25 June 2019
Advocacy skills training will have a truly international flavour this week at a special course organised by the Faculty of Advocates.
Published 4 June 2019
A member of the Faculty of Advocates has been named on a list of Lawyers Who Are Changing the World For the Better 2019.
Published 29 May 2019
Members of the Faculty of Advocates Choir will share the stage with some inspirational singers at a fundraising concert in Dublin.
Published 21 May 2019
A member of the Faculty of Advocates has hit a six in the world of cricket umpiring.
Published 17 May 2019
New rights should be given to cohabitants to inherit from a deceased partner who leaves no will, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested.
Published 16 May 2019