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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 04.03.15 Click here.

Latest Faculty News

Appointments to Equality and Human Rights Commission panel of counsel Appointments to Equality and Human Rights Commission panel of counsel
Posted 04.03.15
Faculty wants greater protection for victims in human trafficking legislation Faculty wants greater protection for victims in human trafficking legislation
Posted 27.02.15
Faculty hosts Italian event Faculty hosts Italian event
Posted 27.02.15
Faculty plays its part in major international legal event Faculty plays its part in major international legal event
Posted 26.02.15
Views sought on court fees proposals Views sought on court fees proposals
Posted 23.02.15
Key Canadian judgment on lawyers' duties Key Canadian judgment on lawyers' duties
Posted 23.02.15
New name added to list of Law Reform Committee luminaries New name added to list of Law Reform Committee luminaries
Posted 20.02.15
UK Government concession on monitoring legally privileged communications UK Government concession on monitoring legally privileged communications
Posted 20.02.15
The Faculty I remember... The Faculty I remember...
Posted 20.02.15
Support from Faculty in drive to cut youth homelessness Support from Faculty in drive to cut youth homelessness
Posted 18.02.15
Dutch delight in Faculty visit Dutch delight in Faculty visit
Posted 18.02.15
Deans galore for Faculties first Deans galore for Faculties first
Posted 11.02.15
Faculty goes international with new committee Faculty goes international with new committee
Posted 10.02.15
Scottish Law Commission sets out programme of work Scottish Law Commission sets out programme of work
Posted 06.02.15
Fall in SLCC levy Fall in SLCC levy
Posted 04.02.15
Government issues consultation paper on civil litigation funding Government issues consultation paper on civil litigation funding
Posted 30.01.15
Leading figures lined up for proceeds of crime event Leading figures lined up for proceeds of crime event
Posted 29.01.15
Lord President sets out timetable for civil court reforms Lord President sets out timetable for civil court reforms
Posted 28.01.15
Holocaust Memorial Day Holocaust Memorial Day
Posted 27.01.15
Timetable for court reforms to be announced Timetable for court reforms to be announced
Posted 27.01.15
Edinburgh welcomes delegates to major family law event Edinburgh welcomes delegates to major family law event
Posted 26.01.15
Faculty points to effect on OLR cases of early release axe Faculty points to effect on OLR cases of early release axe
Posted 22.01.15
Give tax tribunals short, strong guiding principle, says Faculty Give tax tribunals short, strong guiding principle, says Faculty
Posted 21.01.15


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