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The Faculty of Advocates Criminal Bar Association (FACBA) has donated to several charities that support people struggling with homelessness, vulnerable youth and those battling cancer. FACBA member Kenneth Cloggie said: “The Scottish bar is keenly aware of the struggles being faced b

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Clerk of Faculty, Richard Pugh, details how the Faculty of Advocates encourages those aspiring to a career at the bar. The Faculty of Advocates recently admitted 28 new members, the second-largest ever annual intake. This follows another large intake in 2020, when 24 new advocates were admitted.

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The Faculty of Advocates has joined other legal bodies in criticising the UK government's Bill of Rights. The government said that this has taken heed of the responses from various stakeholders, including those in Scotland. The Faculty said it regrets that there was little evidence of this.

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Twenty-eight new members have been admitted to the Faculty of Advocates during calling ceremonies held this week. The ceremonies were split over two days to accommodate the number of intrants – the second largest group to date.

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The Faculty of Advocates has launched a fresh probe into sexism after it was criticised in the wake of a report into a senior advocate. The move follows the Daily Record's report that Brian McConnachie QC had sent messages saying he would "sh*g" Sandy Brindley, the head of Rape Crisis Scotland, &ldq

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The closing date for the Faculty of Advocates’ scholarship programmes for 2023 is the end of April, so anyone keen to access funding to support them while devilling must apply soon. In addition to providing financial assistance, the scholarships are also aimed at promoting and encouraging dive

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The Faculty of Advocates has again voiced its support for ending the tacit relocation of commercial leases in response to a consultation on the draft Leases (Automatic Continuation etc.) (Scotland) Bill. The doctrine of tacit relocation was the among issues raised by the Scottish Law Commission in i

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The Faculty of Advocates has cautioned that amendments to a draft code of practice for continuing and welfare attorneys should be rendered more user friendly lest they discourage people from supporting vulnerable adults. The Faculty was responding to a Scottish government consultation on the terms o

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The Faculty of Advocates has again objected to any rise in civil court fees, saying they are already “excessively high and should not be increased”. The Scottish government is currently consulting on proposals to increase court fees over the next three years – a two per cent rise d

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The Faculty of Advocates’ scholarship programmes aim to remove barriers to membership of the Scottish bar for those with the skills and motivation to practise as advocates. Applications are now invited from those considering commencing devilling in 2023. Four scholarship schemes are available

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The Faculty of Advocates is hosting a free event next week ahead of International Women's Day. A screening of the film Dying to Divorce – this year’s British entry for the Best International Film at the Oscars – will be held on 7th March at the Mackenzie Building bet

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The committee members for the Faculty of Advocates' new Junior Bar Association have been elected. President Antonia Welsh is joined by Cameron Smith as vice president, Amy Donachie as secretary and Emma Boffey as devils' representative. Fergus Whyte, Valentina Mori, Ayla Iridag and Emily Bradbury ha

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Faculty members have elected Neil Mackenzie QC as the new Keeper of the Advocates Library. Mr Mackenzie was director of training and education at Faculty between December 2017 and June 2021. During this period he built on the strengths of the existing devils’ training programme and devised and

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