Faculty



An untraditional welcome for new members of Faculty

New members have been welcomed to the Faculty of Advocates, at a calling ceremony like no other.

Published 29 May 2020

Dispute resolution in this time of uncertainty

Our courts have been severely hampered by COVID-19, but people still have disputes which need to be resolved and there are ways this can be done, even in lockdown.

Published 21 May 2020

Jacqueline Fordyce named Upper Tribunal Registrar

A member of the Faculty of Advocates has been appointed to a key role in the tribunals system in Scotland.

Published 15 May 2020

Reform of vital part of commercial law welcomed by Faculty

The Faculty of Advocates has supported reform of the law on moveable transactions, and an end to the use of “work-arounds”.

Published 7 May 2020

Roddy Dunlop QC: ‘Admirable advances’ in restoring civil business, but still much to do

Progress in resuming civil court business has been applauded by the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Roddy Dunlop QC.

Published 17 April 2020

Faculty help for mooting students

Members of the Faculty of Advocates took part in one of the biggest mooting events in Scotland to help law students prepare for a major international competition.

Published 16 April 2020

Interested in the Scottish bar?

Neil Mackenzie QC, director of training at the Faculty of Advocates, has offered to hold a Zoom chat with anyone interested in finding out more about the Scottish bar.

Published 9 April 2020

Gordon Jackson QC to resign as Dean of Faculty

Gordon Jackson QC is to resign as Dean of the Faculty of Advocates later this year.

Published 3 April 2020

Applications open for Faculty scholarships

Applications are being taken for Faculty of Advocates’ scholarships which can help ease financial tensions during the training period for the bar.

Published 3 April 2020

Dean of Faculty Gordon Jackson QC self-refers to SLCC over Salmond comments

Dean of Faculty, Gordon Jackson QC, has referred himself to the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) following the publication of footage in which he made comments about the trial of Alex Salmond, who was vindicated last week of various sexual offence charges at the High Court in Edinburgh.

Published 30 March 2020

COVID-19: Counsel may appear in criminal courts without instructing agent

A policy allowing counsel to appear in civil courts without an instructing agent has been extended to the criminal courts.

Published 25 March 2020

COVID-19: Faculty makes plea for case papers in electronic format

The Faculty of Advocates has made a plea to instructing agents for case papers in electronic format as it copes with the coronavirus emergency.

Published 18 March 2020

The Margaret Taylor Interview: Angela Grahame QC on breaking the mould

In the first of her interview series for Scottish Legal News, legal journalist Margaret Taylor interviews Angela Grahame on her time as Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Advocates.  Ange

Published 18 February 2020

Ximena Vengoechea contributes to Colombian court magazine

A new magazine published by the Constitutional Court of Colombia features a contribution by a member of the Faculty of Advocates.

Published 12 February 2020

Lord Armstrong to chair Chapter 42A personal injury actions event

New rules affecting Chapter 42A personal injury actions in the Court of Session will be analysed at an information event by the Faculty of Advocates.

Published 6 February 2020