Advocates are subject to regulation by the Faculty of Advocates, under powers delegated to it by the Court of Session.
The Court has delegated this responsibility to the Faculty of Advocates. Rules which the Faculty makes are subject to approval by the Lord President of the Court of Session.
Guide to Conduct
The Guide to Professional Conduct sets out the principles and rules of professional conduct applicable to advocates in Scotland.
The Dean may also, subject to the Lord President’s approval, issue Dean’s Rulings on particular matters of professional practice.
Equality and Diversity
Advocates must respect equality and diversity. The requirements are set out more fully in the Faculty's Equality and Diversity Code