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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 2014 was 15 October 2013. The deadline for applications to start devilling in 2015 is 15 October 2014. Full details can be found here pdf icon Devilling. Those wishing to commence devilling in subsequent years should email the Dean's Secretariat - 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 02.04.14 Click here.

Latest Faculty News

Faculty welcomes government decision to defer corroboration bill Faculty welcomes government decision to defer corroboration bill
Posted 23.04.14
Faculty's Andrew is named Lawyer of the Week Faculty's Andrew is named Lawyer of the Week
Posted 11.04.14
Faculty announces Dean's inaugural lecture Faculty announces Dean's inaugural lecture
Posted 10.04.14
Education law change could Education law change could "undermine rights of parents and pupils"
Posted 10.04.14
Eurodevils make a welcome return to Parliament House Eurodevils make a welcome return to Parliament House
Posted 09.04.14
Allow one-doctor treatment orders only in rare cases, Faculty urges Allow one-doctor treatment orders only in rare cases, Faculty urges
Posted 03.04.14
Faculty member appointed to shrieval bench Faculty member appointed to shrieval bench
Posted 02.04.14
Pro bono success in minimum wage case Pro bono success in minimum wage case
Posted 28.03.14


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