Faculty



Faculty’s Burke and Hare link hits the airwaves

Radio listeners will hear about a link between the Faculty of Advocates and the notorious 19th Century Burke and Hare murders when a new series about famous court cases is aired.

Published 14 November 2019

Lord Brodie to head line-up at 21st Century Bar Conference

A first group of expert speakers has been confirmed for the Faculty of Advocates’ 21st Century Bar Conference.

Published 13 November 2019

Faculty QC at Tbilisi conference

A member of the Faculty of Advocates with strong European links has been speaking at an international conference in Tbilisi to celebrate the centenary of the Georgian bar.

Published 8 November 2019

Let’s ‘bring Christmas to life’ for vulnerable families

It’s becoming part of the Festive tradition, and this year every effort is again being made by the Faculty of Advocates to “bring Christmas to life” for families in need.

Published 8 November 2019

Surrogacy ‘must be highly regulated’, says Faculty

Protecting women from exploitation must be a key objective of plans to reform the law on surrogacy, the Faculty of Advocates has said.

Published 7 November 2019

Faculty proud to support Pro Bono Week

At the start of Pro Bono Week, the Faculty of Advocates has restated a commitment to helping people to assert legal rights by offering a free service in appropriate cases.

Published 5 November 2019

Salome aims to be mountain high on International Human Rights Day

The Faculty of Advocates’ human rights award winner, Salome Nduta, has set herself a daunting challenge of celebrating this year’s International Human Rights Day at the top of a 17,060ft mountain.

Published 15 October 2019

Doors Open Day at the Faculty this weekend

The impressive Playfair corridor of the Advocates Library will be on public view this weekend, as the Faculty of Advocates again takes part in Doors Open Day.

Published 24 September 2019

Stair portfolio for Jacqueline Fordyce

A member of the Faculty of Advocates is to be contributing editor for a portfolio of titles for The Laws of Scotland: Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia.

Published 23 September 2019

New QCs announced

Nine lawyers have been awarded silk, it has been announced by the Judicial Office for Scotland.

Published 18 September 2019

Sentencing guideline ‘benefit to public’, says Faculty

A draft guideline on sentencing has been hailed by the Faculty of Advocates as “concise and easy to understand” and a benefit to the public.

Published 6 September 2019

Bring child convention into Scots law and don’t delay, says Faculty

Support has been given by the Faculty of Advocates to adopting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law – and for it to be done sooner rather than later.

Published 28 August 2019

New case management system at Faculty

The Faculty of Advocates is launching a new diary and case management system, which will have benefits for advocates and instructing solicitors.

Published 28 August 2019

Star line-up as Faculty celebrates 100 years of women in law

The President of the UK Supreme Court, Lady Hale, and the Lord Justice Clerk, Lady Dorrian, head a stellar line-up of speakers for a special celebration by the Faculty of Advocates of 100 years of women in the law.

Published 23 August 2019

SLCC reports on latest audit of Faculty of Advocates

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) has reported on its latest audit of the Faculty of Advocates conduct complaints handling processes. The report made six recommendations. 

Published 3 July 2019