VIPs from law commissions in the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands were given a conducted tour of the Advocates Library as part of the itinerary of their annual conference.
Scotland has the chance to use a prestigious conference in Edinburgh to firmly establish the country as a seat of international arbitration, according to a leading world figure in alternative dispute resolution.
Immigration and asylum law specialist, Stephen Winter, Advocate, has been given the accolade of Lawyer of the Week in the Law Section of The Times Scotland.
Plans to prevent the cross-examination of children by unrepresented parties in children’s hearings proofs have been supported by the Faculty.
Young lawyers from ten countries are preparing to head home with a new-found understanding and appreciation of the Scottish legal system, after taking part in the Faculty’s 2017 Eurodevils programme.
Primary pupils who took over Stirling Sheriff Court to stage a Faculty MiniTrial were clear in their verdict – “super duper mega fun!”
The convener of the Faculty’s Human Rights and Rule of Law Committee, Shelagh McCall, QC, has been appointed Chair of JUSTICE Scotland.
Members of Faculty have enjoyed an illuminating and thought-provoking lecture by one of the foremost figures of the English judiciary, Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court.
The Faculty favours the law on penalty clauses remaining unchanged while a key Supreme Court judgment is given time to “bed in”.
An easy-to-use, written application procedure should be considered for Protective Expenses Orders (PEOs), the Faculty believes.