Faculty Of Advocates

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Seven members of the Faculty of Advocates have helped students prepare for a major international mooting competition. The seven – Vice-Dean of Faculty Angela Grahame QC, Robert Howie QC, Kenneth Campbell QC, David Parratt QC, David Bartos, Roderick Campbell and Ross Anderson – acted as j

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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. Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren spoke of pioneering America’s mental health courts, while Judge Victoria Pratt discussed

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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. Lady Wolffe said it was 110 years since the first IWD in New York, and the day was now celebrated by millions of people – w

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A case can be made for allowing all prisoners to vote in elections in Scotland, including any future referendum, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested. The Scottish government is proposing that only prisoners on short sentences should be given a vote. The current blanket ban has been held to be inc

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Advances in technology used in automated vehicles could make it impossible to identify the cause of accidents involving them, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested. Research aims to produce self-driving vehicles which “think” for themselves, but their reasoning processes will likely be

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A new system of instructing second post-mortem examinations of homicide victims has been put forward by the Faculty of Advocates, in an attempt to ease the grief of bereaved families. Under the suggested scheme, a panel of forensic pathologists would be available to perform defence post-mortems with

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A planned new piece of Scottish land law could be made more user-friendly, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested. The Scottish Law Commission (SLC) has produced a draft bill following a consultation last year on improving the much-criticised Section 53 of the Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003.

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Two innovative US judges will give insights into their approach to justice at a special Faculty of Advocates event. Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren and Judge Victoria Pratt have agreed to be the speakers at a seminar on Thursday, 14 March.

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The Faculty of Advocates has voiced concern at part of the Scottish government's planned approach to the regulation of success fee agreements. Conflict has arisen over proposals concerning entitlement to a success fee on withdrawal from an agreement.

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A new exhibition in the members' reading room at the Faculty of Advocates explores the connection between the Faculty, Bob Dylan and a 17th century Scottish ballad. The display was written by Alistair Johnson, of the Advocates Library, and has its roots in a casual glance through a newspaper.

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Expert analysis of key Brexit litigation proved a big success at a special event by the Faculty of Advocates and the European Circuit. A stellar line-up of speakers at Brexit: Lessons from the Courts - Hugh Mercer QC, Morag Ross QC, and James Mure, QC – gave insider accounts of significan

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A senior member of the Faculty of Advocates will be joining a television star as leading characters at a Burns Supper. Lisa Henderson QC, is to give the Reply to the Toast to the Lassies, while Arabella Weir, actor and writer, and currently appearing as Beth in the BBC sitcom Two Doors Down, wi

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