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

Ampersand Advocates’ new calls triumph in Northern Ireland Bar Moot

The newest members of Ampersand Advocates, Shane Dundas and Michael Way, were the winners of an inaugural moot between Scottish devils and Northern Ireland pupil barristers held in Court 9 of the Court of Session on Friday.

Published 25 June 2019

Honour for Faculty of Advocates' Hong Kong-based Piya Muqit

A member of the Faculty of Advocates has been named on a list of Lawyers Who Are Changing the World For the Better 2019.

Published 29 May 2019

Faculty choir to share Dublin stage with TV stars

Members of the Faculty of Advocates Choir will share the stage with some inspirational singers at a fundraising concert in Dublin.

Published 21 May 2019

Howzat? Counsel becomes international cricket umpire

A member of the Faculty of Advocates has hit a six in the world of cricket umpiring.

Published 17 May 2019

Faculty urges intestate rights for cohabitants

New rights should be given to cohabitants to inherit from a deceased partner who leaves no will, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested.

Published 16 May 2019

In pictures... Students and pupils attend Faculty Open Day

Students and school pupils attended the Faculty of Advocates' Open Day this week. They are pictured above listening to opening remarks from Clerk of Faculty, Richard Pugh.

Published 8 May 2019

Four Jurisdictions returns to Parliament House

From Belfast, from Dublin and from London – barristers and judges are heading to Edinburgh as the Faculty of Advocates hosts one of the most eagerly-awaited events in the legal calendar.

Published 7 May 2019

Immigration rules ripe for radical redrafting, says Faculty

Plans for a major overhaul of the rules governing immigration have been given strong support by the Faculty of Advocates, although it fears the financial cost may be greater than anticipated.

Published 1 May 2019

Faculty welcomes Eurodevils Class of ‘19

Six European countries are represented among young lawyers who have arrived at the Faculty of Advocates for the 2019 Eurodevils programme.

Published 15 April 2019

Richard Pugh becomes new Clerk of Faculty

A new Clerk of the Faculty of Advocates, Richard Pugh, has been elected in a seven-way contest.

Published 3 April 2019