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About the Faculty of Advocates

The Faculty of Advocates is a body of independent lawyers who have been admitted to practise as Advocates before the Courts of Scotland. Faculty records date as far back as 1532 when the College of Justice was established by an Act of the Scottish Parliament, though its origins are believed to predate that event.

Becoming an advocate

MinitrialAre you interested in becoming an Advocate or do you just want to find out what Advocates do? Find out more about what advocates do, our Training & Education schemes as well as the steps you require to take to become an advocate.

Devilling

The deadline for applications to start devilling in 2015 was 15 October 2014. The deadline for applications to start devilling in 2016 is 15 October 2015. Full details can be found here pdf icon Devilling. Those wishing to commence devilling in subsequent years should email the Admissions Officer - admissions@advocates.org.uk

Schools: Learning About the Law

Minitrial Thousands of pupils have gained a valuable insight into how the Scottish legal system works by taking part in the Faculty's MiniTrials since 2002. Find out more on our MiniTrials page.

Faculty Responses

Faculty of Advocates responses to consultations on law reform. 1 NEW response. NEW 22.01.15 Click here.

Latest Faculty News

Government issues consultation paper on civil litigation funding Government issues consultation paper on civil litigation funding
Posted 30.01.14
Leading figures lined up for proceeds of crime event Leading figures lined up for proceeds of crime event
Posted 29.01.14
Lord President sets out timetable for civil court reforms Lord President sets out timetable for civil court reforms
Posted 28.01.14
Holocaust Memorial Day Holocaust Memorial Day
Posted 27.01.14
Timetable for court reforms to be announced Timetable for court reforms to be announced
Posted 27.01.14
Edinburgh welcomes delegates to major family law event Edinburgh welcomes delegates to major family law event
Posted 26.01.14
Faculty points to effect on OLR cases of early release axe Faculty points to effect on OLR cases of early release axe
Posted 22.01.14
Give tax tribunals short, strong guiding principle, says Faculty Give tax tribunals short, strong guiding principle, says Faculty
Posted 21.01.14
New name and new head for criminal bar group New name and new head for criminal bar group
Posted 20.01.14
Faculty plays its part in State Aid first Faculty plays its part in State Aid first
Posted 20.01.14
Head of new sheriff appeal court is appointed QC Head of new sheriff appeal court is appointed QC
Posted 20.01.14
Students given helping hand for national mooting competition Students given helping hand for national mooting competition
Posted 16.01.14
Invite to US, from OZ Invite to US, from OZ
Posted 16.01.14
From memo to Myanmar... From memo to Myanmar...
Posted 15.01.14
MSPs resume consideration of assisted suicide proposals MSPs resume consideration of assisted suicide proposals
Posted 13.01.15
Guidance issued on complaints handling Guidance issued on complaints handling
Posted 09.01.15
Two senior counsel appointed sheriffs Two senior counsel appointed sheriffs
Posted 07.01.14
Conflicts of interest danger highlighted for new energy body Conflicts of interest danger highlighted for new energy body
Posted 07.01.14
FLSU again in contention for pro bono award FLSU again in contention for pro bono award
Posted 06.01.15


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