The Faculty’s Gavin MacColl, QC, has been appointed independent chair of the Scottish Rugby Council standing committee on governance.
The Supreme Court has announced the appointment of the Right Hon Lord Reed as its Deputy President.
The Faculty’s Adrian Stalker, a former principal solicitor for Shelter Scotland, will be taking part in the charity’s Equality Law and Housing Conference.
Plans to allow experienced mental health tribunal members to remain in post beyond pensionable age have been praised by the Faculty.
Important aspects of both the civil and the criminal law will be examined by Faculty members, as speakers at separate events in Glasgow.
A senior member of Faculty has been appointed a sheriff by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of the First Minister.
A Scottish Government announcement of a review of family justice is “more than welcome”, according to the Advocates’ Family Law Association (AFLA).
The Faculty is pleased to support LawCare in its promotion of Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May).
The Dean of Faculty, Gordon Jackson, QC, has given support to a new initiative aimed at keeping complex High Court cases within reasonable time limits.
The Faculty has undertaken a comprehensive review of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, and suggested a number of improvements.