The Inner House judge, Lady Smith, has been named as the new Chair of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.
The Dean of Faculty, Gordon Jackson, QC, has sounded a note of concern about access to justice in light of proposed increases in civil court fees.
The Faculty’s support for a specialist environmental court or tribunal in Scotland will be outlined in a keynote address by Sir Crispin Agnew, QC, to a major conference.
A vacancy for a Surveillance Commissioner in Scotland has been filled by the appointment of the Rt Hon Lord Bracadale.
A tour of the Faculty and Parliament House - and judges’ wigs - caught the imagination of a group of more than 20 students from the United States who are visiting Scotland.
The Faculty has identified improvements it believes could be made to a blueprint for a new corporate insolvency framework.
The former Dean of Faculty, Lord Keen of Elie, QC, has been appointed as spokesperson for Ministry of Justice business in the House of Lords.
Lawyers groups have responded to crises in Turkey, where thousands of judges have been arrested and dismissed following the failed coup, and on the Greek island of Lesvos where thousands of migrants are seeking international protection.
The Faculty has joined the other bars of the UK and Ireland to express their concern about the situation in Turkey and its possible implications for the rule of law in the country.
Plans by the Scottish Government to remove the Crofting Commission from the list of tribunals in the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014 have been supported by the Faculty.