Lord Carloway hails ‘remarkable’ determination of lawyers during Covid-19

The Lord President, Lord Carloway, has hailed the “remarkable” determination of the legal profession to maintain access to justice during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published 29 September 2020

Michael Upton and Stephen O’Rourke QC admitted as CIArb fellows

A new name has joined a specialist list of counsel who are qualified in alternative dispute resolution techniques, while a veteran of the group has added to his CV.

Published 26 August 2020

Woman thanks Faculty’s Free Legal Services Unit for ‘incredible service’

A woman’s £5,391 award from an Employment Tribunal has been confirmed on appeal with help from the Faculty of Advocates’ pro bono unit.

Published 21 August 2020

Health initiatives at risk under internal market blueprint, Faculty fears

Local public health measures like minimum pricing of alcohol could be jeopardised under proposals for a UK internal market, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested.

Published 20 August 2020

Faculty calls for controversial hate crime bill to be reconsidered

The excessive breadth of the Scottish government's proposed hate crime legislation means it could criminalise social media posts and result in a large number of prosecutions, the Faculty of Advocates has warned.

Published 6 August 2020

Ronnie Renucci QC elected Vice-Dean of Faculty

The new Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Advocates is Ronnie Renucci QC. The post of Vice-Dean became vacant when Roddy Dunlop QC was elected Dean of Faculty last month.

Published 5 August 2020

Two nominations for Vice-Dean of Faculty

An election for the office of Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Advocates is expected to be a two-way contest between Lynda Brabender QC, and Ronnie Renucci QC.

Published 28 July 2020

Sporting silk to sit on rugby bench

A sporting silk will be able to combine work and pleasure after being appointed to Scottish Rugby’s discipline panel.

Published 17 July 2020

Roddy Dunlop QC becomes Dean of Faculty

The new Dean of the Faculty of Advocates is Roddy Dunlop QC.

Published 14 July 2020

‘Brilliant’ Faculty open day shows life at the bar

A virtual open day to give an insight into life at the Scottish bar has drawn wide praise as “a fantastic experience”.

Published 14 July 2020

‘Father of Scottish democracy’ Thomas Muir of Huntershill restored to roll of Faculty

After more than 200 years, Thomas Muir of Huntershill has been restored to the roll of the Faculty of Advocates following a successful plea by Ross Macfarlane QC.

Published 6 July 2020

Faculty support for global recognition of lawyers’ Basic Principles

Lawyers’ associations from around the world, including the Faculty of Advocates, have issued a 'call for action' in support of the vital role of an independent legal profession in the rule of law.

Published 1 July 2020

Search begins for a new Dean as Gordon Jackson QC steps down

The Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Gordon Jackson QC, has stepped down after four years in the post.

Published 30 June 2020

Our Legal Heritage: The Dalai Lama visits Faculty

A routine Friday morning turned “surreal” for members of Faculty and staff when the Dalai Lama paid an unannounced visit.

Published 29 June 2020

Nine new members admitted to Faculty of Advocates

Nine new members have been admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in a second – and hopefully, last – calling ceremony under physical distancing.

Published 26 June 2020