A non-practising member of Faculty has been appointed a summary sheriff for Glasgow and Strathkelvin.
Major changes to summary criminal procedures and the taking of evidence from children and vulnerable witnesses are proposed by the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) in a report, Evidence and Procedure Review – Next Steps.
The new European General Data Protection Regulation, which will bring the most significant change in more than 20 years to data protection in the UK and across Europe, will be examined at a seminar hosted by the Faculty.
The Faculty’s MiniTrials project proved a hugely popular addition to the curriculum of Oxgangs Primary School in Edinburgh.
The UK Judge at the General Court of the European Union would welcome more cases from Scotland being taken to Luxembourg, he has told a Faculty event to honour his appointment.
Final preparations are being put in place for the “homecoming” of the World Bar Conference, one of the major events of the international legal calendar.
The Dean of Faculty, James Wolffe, QC, has been invited to give a talk on advocacy in the civil courts at the Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association’s Civil Day Conference 2016.
Lawyers have been praised for helping to get a landmark human rights case into court by working on it without charge.
A member of Faculty is looking forward to a double celebration, as he takes Silk in England & Wales and has a book published.
A joint House of Lords/House of Commons committee has recommended that legal professional privilege (LPP) should be protected in the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill and not merely in a code of practice.