Faculty of Advocates



In pictures… Students and pupils attend Faculty Open Day

Students and school pupils attended the Faculty of Advocates' Open Day this week. They are pictured above listening to opening remarks from Clerk of Faculty, Richard Pugh.

Published 8 May 2019

Four Jurisdictions returns to Parliament House

From Belfast, from Dublin and from London – barristers and judges are heading to Edinburgh as the Faculty of Advocates hosts one of the most eagerly-awaited events in the legal calendar.

Published 7 May 2019

Immigration rules ripe for radical redrafting, says Faculty

Plans for a major overhaul of the rules governing immigration have been given strong support by the Faculty of Advocates, although it fears the financial cost may be greater than anticipated.

Published 1 May 2019

Faculty questions future of protected trust deeds

The Faculty of Advocates has raised questions about the future use of protected trust deeds (PTDs) as a form of statutory debt solution.

Published 24 April 2019

Faculty reiterates opposition to ‘serious harm’ test for Scottish defamation actions

The Faculty of Advocates has reiterated its opposition to the introduction of a "serious harm" test before defamation actions in Scotland are allowed to proceed.

Published 23 April 2019

Applications invited for Faculty of Advocates scholarships

Applications are now being invited for Faculty of Advocates scholarships which can help ease financial tensions during the training period for the Bar.

Published 18 April 2019

Faculty welcomes Eurodevils Class of ‘19

Six European countries are represented among young lawyers who have arrived at the Faculty of Advocates for the 2019 Eurodevils programme.

Published 15 April 2019

Richard Pugh becomes new Clerk of Faculty

A new Clerk of the Faculty of Advocates, Richard Pugh, has been elected in a seven-way contest.

Published 3 April 2019

Faculty’s World IP Day Conference

Bookings are being taken for the Faculty of Advocates’ 12th World Intellectual Property Day Conference, which is expected once again to attract a full house.

Published 2 April 2019

Faculty: Let victims be heard at parole hearings, but define their role

The voices of victims and their families should be heard at prisoners’ parole hearings, but only to a limited extent, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested.

Published 1 April 2019

Frances McMenamin QC to be Faculty representative on sexual offences review group

A senior criminal practitioner will be a Faculty representative on a new panel looking at the way sexual offence cases are dealt with in the courts.

Published 26 March 2019

Faculty announces Open Day for senior pupils and students

Aspiring advocates will have a chance to see life at the Scottish bar when the Faculty of Advocates holds an Open Day for S5 and S6 school pupils and university students.

Published 22 March 2019

Faculty seven aid Vis Moot students

Seven members of the Faculty of Advocates have helped students prepare for a major international mooting competition.

Published 21 March 2019

US judges make a big impression in Scotland after ‘therapeutic justice’ talks

Two innovative judges from the US made a big impression with talks on "therapeutic justice" at a Faculty of Advocates seminar - and it seems Scotland made a big impression on them.

Published 15 March 2019

Lady Wolffe pays tribute to women lawyers in Scotland

A stimulating and entertaining talk by Lady Wolffe to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) ended with a hope that such days could soon be consigned to history.

Published 11 March 2019