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29 Nov

Faculty welcomes increase in legal aid fees

The Faculty has welcomed a three per cent increase in legal aid fees announced by the Scottish Government in its response to the findings of the Evans independent review of legal aid.

29 Nov

Salute to Salome – our Human Rights Award winner

A woman who emerged from the settlements of one of Africa’s largest cities to help in the fight to rewrite her country’s constitution has been named the first winner of the Scottish Bar International Human Rights Award.

26 Nov

Vice-Dean joins Victims Taskforce

The Vice-Dean of Faculty, Angela Grahame, QC, has been invited to serve on a Victims Taskforce which will meet for the first time next month.

23 Nov

QC to lead bullying review

The Scottish Government has named John Sturrock, QC, to lead an independent review into allegations of a bullying culture at NHS Highland.

21 Nov

We love you BSC Glasgow AFC, we do…

The beautiful game can dominate discussion at the Faculty, like any other place of work in Scotland. And, of course, arguments rage between fans of different clubs.

19 Nov S O'Brien

Faculty line-up at SYLA annual debate

Senior Faculty member, Susan O’Brien, QC, will be keeping order when two of her colleagues put forward competing arguments at the annual debate of the Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association.