A draft guideline on sentencing has been hailed by the Faculty as “concise and easy to understand” and a benefit to the public.
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The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe, QC, will be on familiar territory when he gives the keynote address at the 2019 Proceeds of Crime Conference, hosted by the Faculty.
Experts in agricultural law from both branches of the legal profession are being brought together in a special collaboration between the Faculty and the Law Society of Scotland.
Two members of Faculty, Jillian Martin-Brown and Fergus Thomson, have been appointed as sheriffs.
The Faculty has been shocked to hear of the death of Robert (Roy) Martin, QC, a former Dean and one of the few counsel to attain the distinction of Queen’s Counsel in both Scotland and England & Wales. He was 69.
Support has been given by the Faculty to adopting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law, and for it to be done sooner rather than later.
The Faculty is launching a new diary and case management system, which will have benefits for Advocates and instructing solicitors.