Faculty



Faculty’s World IP Day Conference

Bookings are being taken for the Faculty of Advocates’ 12th World Intellectual Property Day Conference, which is expected once again to attract a full house.

Published 2 April 2019

Faculty: Let victims be heard at parole hearings, but define their role

The voices of victims and their families should be heard at prisoners’ parole hearings, but only to a limited extent, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested.

Published 1 April 2019

Frances McMenamin QC to be Faculty representative on sexual offences review group

A senior criminal practitioner will be a Faculty representative on a new panel looking at the way sexual offence cases are dealt with in the courts.

Published 26 March 2019

Lady Wolffe pays tribute to women lawyers in Scotland

A stimulating and entertaining talk by Lady Wolffe to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) ended with a hope that such days could soon be consigned to history.

Published 11 March 2019

Prisoner voting: Lifting of ban should cover any referendum, says Faculty

A case can be made for allowing all prisoners to vote in elections in Scotland, including any future referendum, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested.

Published 8 March 2019

Eighteen members of Faculty become Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Eighteen members of the Faculty of Advocates have gone through intensive training and emerged as Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Published 4 March 2019

Faculty warns advanced tech in driverless cars could obscure cause of accidents

Advances in technology used in automated vehicles could make it impossible to identify the cause of accidents involving them, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested.

Published 22 February 2019

Improvements suggested for Title Conditions Bill

A planned new piece of Scottish land law could be made more user-friendly, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested.

Published 15 February 2019

Faculty raises concern over success fee plans

The Faculty of Advocates has voiced concern at part of the Scottish government's planned approach to the regulation of success fee agreements.

Published 30 January 2019

The link between Bob Dylan and an 18th century advocate

A new exhibition in the members' reading room at the Faculty of Advocates explores the connection between the Faculty, Bob Dylan and a 17th century Scottish ballad.

Published 28 January 2019

Faculty's special Brexit event proves a success 

Expert analysis of key Brexit litigation proved a big success at a special event by the Faculty of Advocates and the European Circuit.

Published 25 January 2019

Counsel starring with stars at Burns Suppers

A senior member of the Faculty of Advocates will be joining a television star as leading characters at a Burns Supper.

Published 22 January 2019