Stephen O’Rourke QC, Keeper of the Advocates Library, has been appointed principal crown counsel, replacing Alex Prentice QC.
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Twelve new Queen’s Counsel have been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Faculty extends its condolences following the passing of former member Steven Stuart QC of Terra Firma Chambers.
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.
Gillian Ross, Faculty’s new Deputy Director of Training and Education, stepped into the role this month.
Faculty member Malcolm McGregor will take part in the Pyrenees Stage Run this year to raise funds for Beatson Cancer 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.
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.
David Cobb has been named as Lawyer of the Month by Scottish Legal News.