Faculty of Advocates



Stair portfolio for Jacqueline Fordyce

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

New QCs announced

Nine lawyers have been awarded silk, it has been announced by the Judicial Office for Scotland.

Published 18 September 2019

Angela Grahame QC: Women continue to raise the bar

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

Sentencing guideline ‘benefit to public’, says Faculty

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

Bring child convention into Scots law and don’t delay, says Faculty

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

New case management system at Faculty

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

Star line-up as Faculty celebrates 100 years of women in law

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 Lynda Brabender QC reappointed to Scottish Civil Justice Council

Advocate member Lynda Brabender QC has been reappointed to the Scottish Civil Justice Council.

Published 23 July 2019

SLCC reports on latest audit of Faculty of Advocates

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

Ampersand Advocates’ new calls triumph in Northern Ireland Bar Moot

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

Skills training goes international at Faculty event

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

Honour for Faculty of Advocates’ Hong Kong-based Piya Muqit

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

Faculty choir to share Dublin stage with TV stars

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

Howzat? Counsel becomes international cricket umpire

A member of the Faculty of Advocates has hit a six in the world of cricket umpiring.

Published 17 May 2019

Faculty urges intestate rights for cohabitants

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