Faculty of Advocates



Faculty questions future of protected trust deeds

The Faculty of Advocates has raised questions about the future use of protected trust deeds (PTDs) as a form of statutory debt solution.

Published 24 April 2019

Faculty reiterates opposition to 'serious harm' test for Scottish defamation actions

The Faculty of Advocates has reiterated its opposition to the introduction of a "serious harm" test before defamation actions in Scotland are allowed to proceed.

Published 23 April 2019

Applications invited for Faculty of Advocates scholarships

Applications are now being invited for Faculty of Advocates scholarships which can help ease financial tensions during the training period for the Bar.

Published 18 April 2019

Faculty announces Open Day for senior pupils and students

Aspiring advocates will have a chance to see life at the Scottish bar when the Faculty of Advocates holds an Open Day for S5 and S6 school pupils and university students.

Published 22 March 2019

Faculty seven aid Vis Moot students

Seven members of the Faculty of Advocates have helped students prepare for a major international mooting competition.

Published 21 March 2019

US judges make a big impression in Scotland after 'therapeutic justice' talks

Two innovative judges from the US made a big impression with talks on "therapeutic justice" at a Faculty of Advocates seminar - and it seems Scotland made a big impression on them.

Published 15 March 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

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