The Scottish Bar has added a Chartered Engineer to its ranks following the admission to Faculty of former naval officer, Tim Haddow.
The new Vice-President of the Sheriff Appeal Court is to be Sheriff Principal Ian Abercrombie, QC, it has been announced.
The reappointment of James McNeill, QC, as a legal member of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland has been announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson.
The new Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Advocates is Angela Grahame, QC.
Nine students from schools in Edinburgh have enjoyed an insight into life as an advocate as part of a programme organised by Through the Looking Glass, a charity which helps teenagers explore unexpected career paths.
The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) has condemned the “709 crackdown” on Chinese lawyers, law firm staff and family members.
The Faculty has sent a message of support to lawyers in Kenya who have taken part in nationwide protests in defence of the rule of law.
The Faculty has an outstanding new addition to its collection of portraits of eminent Scottish legal figures.
The Faculty would welcome more defamation cases being raised in Scotland because, it says, the current low level threatens development of the law in the area and the country’s stature as a litigation forum.
A new, in-depth study has been written about the Faculty’s War Memorial and the men whose names it carries.