News and Responses
All the latest news from the Faculty of Advocates
Less is being spent on legal assistance in Scotland, while the amount paid to advocates has risen in the last year, the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) has announced.
A guideline setting out the principles and purposes behind sentencing in Scottish courts has been welcomed by the Faculty as a way of demystifying the process for the public.
The Faculty will be playing Santa again this year to vulnerable families in Fife.
Members of Faculty and guests have enjoyed a talk on international judicial dialogue from an expert in the field, the Court of Appeal’s Lady Justice Arden.
Four renowned figures from the law and the arts will explore the portrayal of law in fiction in the next in a series of events by JUSTICE Scotland, proudly hosted by the Faculty.
Medical law specialists David Stephenson, QC, and Lauren Sutherland, QC, are to feature at a conference which will look at medico-legal issues in orthopaedics.
Two leading QCs from the criminal Bar are among the speakers for the Glasgow Bar Association’s annual criminal conference.
An aim of sparing child and other vulnerable witnesses from having to appear in court has been supported by the Faculty as “logical and sensible”.