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All the latest news from the Faculty of Advocates


08 Sep

New silks appointed

Twelve new Queen’s Counsel have been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

07 Sep

In memoriam, Steven Stuart QC

Faculty extends its condolences following the passing of former member Steven Stuart QC of Terra Firma Chambers.

06 Sep

Convenience and cost should never trump justice

Much has and continues to be done by the Faculty of Advocates alongside other stakeholders in the legal sector to address the limitations imposed by the pandemic and their subsequent knock-on effect on the operations of the justice system in Scotland.

10 Aug

Crossing the Channel for charity

Faculty member Craig Murray plans to swim the English Channel this summer to raise money for charity. Depending on the tides, he will take on the challenge later this month.

10 Aug

Code of conduct will provide balance, says Faculty

Introducing a robust code of practice during the questioning of and when recording the questioning of suspects will balance their interests with the duty to investigate crime, says the Faculty of Advocates.

30 Jul

More clarity required on proposed registers

The management of a centralised national register of child welfare reporters should be the responsibility of Sheriffs Principal and the Lord President, says the Faculty of Advocates.