An engaged audience at a special Faculty/Rape Crisis Scotland event heard informed analysis of the issues surrounding independent legal representation for complainers in rape trials.
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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.
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.
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.
The celebrated US attorney, David Rudolf, has thanked the Scottish Criminal Bar Association for a “great” evening of discussion.
The Scottish Government has named John Sturrock, QC, to lead an independent review into allegations of a bullying culture at NHS Highland.
Members of Faculty and staff have raised £301 at a book sale in aid of the Scottish Book Trust.
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.
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.
The Faculty has given strong support for reform of the “archaic” offence of child cruelty, but warned that care must be taken to prevent everyday discipline from being criminalised.