The Dean of Faculty, James Wolffe, QC, has spoken of differences in bars from around the world, but stressed the vital role they all share in underwriting the rule of law.
The Lord President, Lord Carloway, has highlighted two themes on ensuring access to justice in a keynote address to the World Bar Conference in Edinburgh.
The Rt Hon Lady Dorrian has been appointed Lord Justice Clerk, replacing the Rt Hon Lord Carloway following his elevation to the post of Lord President. It is the first time a woman has held either of the two senior judicial titles in Scotland.
Severe pressure on resources has been highlighted by the Faculty as causing lengthy delays in the appointment of guardians to people who are unable to look after their own affairs.
Delegates from near and far are heading to Scotland for the “homecoming” of the World Bar Conference, a major event of the international legal calendar.
The senior woman practising at the Scottish Bar, Frances McMenamin , QC, will pass on some of her experience to the next generation when she delivers the keynote address at the annual conference of the Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association (SYLA).
Whisky will be a main feature of the Faculty’s ninth World Intellectual Property Day Conference, when the organisers expect to toast another full house.
The Faculty has voiced misgivings about the draft of a new criminal offence of domestic abuse.
The 2016 World Bar Conference is drawing ever closer, and a preview of the three-day event, written by the Dean of Faculty, James Wolffe, QC, has been published in The Scotsman.