Faculty of Advocates



Prisoner voting: Lifting of ban should cover any referendum, says Faculty

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.

Published 8 March 2019

Eighteen members of Faculty become Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Eighteen members of the Faculty of Advocates have gone through intensive training and emerged as Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Published 4 March 2019

Faculty warns advanced tech in driverless cars could obscure cause of accidents

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.

Published 22 February 2019

Faculty suggests possible solution to delays in defence post-mortems

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.

Published 20 February 2019

Improvements suggested for Title Conditions Bill

A planned new piece of Scottish land law could be made more user-friendly, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested.

Published 15 February 2019

Hear pioneering US judges at Faculty event in Edinburgh

Two innovative US judges will give insights into their approach to justice at a special Faculty of Advocates event.

Published 5 February 2019

Faculty raises concern over success fee plans

The Faculty of Advocates has voiced concern at part of the Scottish government's planned approach to the regulation of success fee agreements.

Published 30 January 2019

The link between Bob Dylan and an 18th century advocate

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.

Published 28 January 2019

Faculty’s special Brexit event proves a success 

Expert analysis of key Brexit litigation proved a big success at a special event by the Faculty of Advocates and the European Circuit.

Published 25 January 2019

Counsel starring with stars at Burns Suppers

A senior member of the Faculty of Advocates will be joining a television star as leading characters at a Burns Supper.

Published 22 January 2019