The first of a series of roadshows to promote discussion about planned changes to Scotland’s summary justice system is being held in Edinburgh on Tuesday (25 April).
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The Faculty’s ever-popular World Intellectual Property Day Conference moves into double figures this year, and will have the theme, “Innovation – Improving Lives”.
The Faculty has offered comments on a number of clauses in a draft Bill which is part of the final stages of the Scottish Law Commission’s project on aspects of the law of prescription.
Some 70 advocates will be “staying ahead of the curve” when important changes to the criminal law are analysed at the Scottish Criminal Bar Association’s Spring Conference.
A final reckoning by organisers of the Tumbling Lassie charity events has shown that £17,000 was raised for the fight against human trafficking at home and abroad.
Coinciding with the Faculty’s plans for arbitration, including a new personal injury scheme, a major review of all aspects of arbitration is being undertaken through a second Scottish Arbitration Survey.
The newest Faculty office-bearer is Roddy Dunlop, QC, who has been elected to the post of Treasurer.
Two members of Faculty are among a raft of appointments to the Parole Board for Scotland.