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Guidance note on use of laptops and tablets in court Guidance note on use of laptops and tablets in court
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Posted 21.10.14


New Land Court Chairman takes title Lord Minginish New Land Court Chairman takes title Lord Minginish
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Posted 17.10.14


Bonomy corroboration group publish consultation document Bonomy corroboration group publish consultation document
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Posted 15.10.14


Still time to join the Edinburgh Legal Walk Still time to join the Edinburgh Legal Walk
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Posted 15.10.14


Election results, and it's a Faculty first Election results, and it's a Faculty first
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Posted 14.10.14


Faculty member appointed to new Channel Island panel of experts Faculty member appointed to new Channel Island panel of experts
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Posted 14.10.14


Scott's words make their mark in double celebration Scott's words make their mark in double celebration
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Posted 14.10.14


Extradition law: revised submission Extradition law: revised submission
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Posted 14.10.14


Faculty literary greats: RLS celebration with McCall Smith to aid Scott Faculty literary greats: RLS celebration with McCall Smith to aid Scott
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Posted 10.10.14


Elections now under way Elections now under way
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Posted 10.10.14


The Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill The Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill
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Posted 08.10.14


"Fabulous" MiniTrials event impresses special guest
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Posted 07.10.14


Senior Supreme Court Justice to give Lord Rodger lecture Senior Supreme Court Justice to give Lord Rodger lecture
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Posted 07.10.14


Faculty warns of danger lurking in Legal Writings Bill Faculty warns of danger lurking in Legal Writings Bill
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Posted 01.10.14


Euro judge visits Faculty Euro judge visits Faculty
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Posted 30.09.14


Pupils to lay down the law in MiniTrials event Pupils to lay down the law in MiniTrials event
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Posted 29.09.14


Double poll plans put in place Double poll plans put in place
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Posted 26.09.14


Suggestions made for law reform subjects Suggestions made for law reform subjects
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Posted 24.09.14


Colourful opening of the legal year Colourful opening of the legal year
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Posted 23.09.14


Watch the Biennial Lecture Watch the Biennial Lecture
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Posted 23.09.14


Guests take away wonderful memories of Faculty's Biennial event Guests take away wonderful memories of Faculty's Biennial event
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Posted 22.09.14


Lord President forecasts Lord President forecasts "an eventful year"
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Posted 22.09.14


The independence referendum The independence referendum
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Posted 19.09.14


Four new Queen's Counsel are announced Four new Queen's Counsel are announced
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Posted 19.09.14


Senior Euro lawyer to be welcomed by the Faculty Senior Euro lawyer to be welcomed by the Faculty
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Posted 17.09.14


Bring criminal sanction into marriage regulations, argues Faculty Bring criminal sanction into marriage regulations, argues Faculty
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Posted 16.09.14


Double appointment for QC Double appointment for QC
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Posted 12.09.14


Government urged to ditch idea of Government urged to ditch idea of "bespoke" FAI centres
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Posted 11.09.14


Lecture by Lecture by "Mandela's man" among highlights of special weekend
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Posted 09.09.14


New director of Judicial Institute New director of Judicial Institute
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Posted 08.09.14


Faculty announced as host of World Bar Conference 2016 Faculty announced as host of World Bar Conference 2016
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Posted 05.09.14


Lifetime honour for senior Faculty member Lifetime honour for senior Faculty member
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Posted 05.09.14


Euro honour for Scott's Abbotsford Euro honour for Scott's Abbotsford
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Posted 04.09.14


Library throws open its doors to the public Library throws open its doors to the public
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Posted 02.09.14


Rule of law event rated a success Rule of law event rated a success
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Posted 26.08.14


Trust law heading for major shake-up Trust law heading for major shake-up
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Posted 26.08.14


Dropping of controversial mental health provision is welcomed Dropping of controversial mental health provision is welcomed
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Posted 25.08.14


Five new law reporters appointed Five new law reporters appointed
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Posted 14.08.14


Counsel given seven-year terms with Parole Board Counsel given seven-year terms with Parole Board
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Posted 11.08.14


Faculty to host Rule of Law event Faculty to host Rule of Law event
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Posted 08.08.14


Faculty and the First World War Faculty and the First World War
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Posted 04.08.14


"Wonderfully selfless" counsel put case back on track
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Posted 25.07.14


First President of the Scottish Tribunals is named First President of the Scottish Tribunals is named
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Posted 21.07.14


Three new Sheriffs Principal appointed Three new Sheriffs Principal appointed
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Posted 16.07.14


Seven more welcomed as members of Faculty Seven more welcomed as members of Faculty
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Posted 11.07.14


Double delight for Faculty in shrieval appointments Double delight for Faculty in shrieval appointments
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Posted 09.07.14


Teaching and learning as Director of Training attends Euro conference Teaching and learning as Director of Training attends Euro conference
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Posted 08.07.14


"Valuable insights" gained at advocacy teaching conference
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Posted 02.07.14


New initiative as Dispute Resolution Service celebrates first anniversary New initiative as Dispute Resolution Service celebrates first anniversary
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Posted 27.06.14


Faculty to be a Fringe attraction Faculty to be a Fringe attraction
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Posted 24.06.14


Faculty to support Global Law Summit Faculty to support Global Law Summit
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Posted 24.06.14


Discrimination couple heap praise on FLSU Discrimination couple heap praise on FLSU
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Posted 13.06.14


£50,000 drop in sheriff court threshold not enough, says Dean £50,000 drop in sheriff court threshold not enough, says Dean
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Posted 11.06.14


MiniTrials go on circuit to Ayr MiniTrials go on circuit to Ayr
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Posted 10.06.14


Training regime praised as Faculty welcomes 11 new members Training regime praised as Faculty welcomes 11 new members
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Posted 06.06.14


Questions raised about assisted suicide Bill in Faculty's evidence to Parliament committee Questions raised about assisted suicide Bill in Faculty's evidence to Parliament committee
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Posted 05.06.14


Faculty calls for litigation protocols before start of personal injury court Faculty calls for litigation protocols before start of personal injury court
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Posted 02.06.14


Euro lawyers group Euro lawyers group "encouraged" by children proposals
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Posted 29.05.14


"Fantastic...amazing...phenomenal..." £42,000 wife's thanks to Faculty volunteers
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Posted 28.05.14


Know any laws in need of reform? Know any laws in need of reform?
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Posted 28.05.14


Leading legal figure speaks up for arbitration in Scotland Leading legal figure speaks up for arbitration in Scotland
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Posted 26.05.14


Parliament debate highlights equality of arms and access to counsel Parliament debate highlights equality of arms and access to counsel
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Posted 22.05.14


The Faculty I remember... The Faculty I remember...
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Posted 20.05.14


Justice Committee wants planned £150,000 limit to be lowered Justice Committee wants planned £150,000 limit to be lowered
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Posted 09.05.14


Faculty, and its vital place in Scottish life Faculty, and its vital place in Scottish life
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Posted 08.05.14


Inaugural Lecture by James Wolffe, QC, Dean of the Faculty of Advocates Inaugural Lecture by James Wolffe, QC, Dean of the Faculty of Advocates
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Posted 08.05.14


Round the world yachtsman Craig heads back to the Bar Round the world yachtsman Craig heads back to the Bar
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Posted 30.04.14


Counsel leading major review reappointed to Scottish Law Commission Counsel leading major review reappointed to Scottish Law Commission
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Posted 29.04.14


Faculty welcomes government decision to defer corroboration bill Faculty welcomes government decision to defer corroboration bill
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Posted 23.04.14


Faculty's Andrew is named Lawyer of the Week Faculty's Andrew is named Lawyer of the Week
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Posted 11.04.14


Faculty announces Dean's inaugural lecture Faculty announces Dean's inaugural lecture
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Posted 10.04.14


Education law change could Education law change could "undermine rights of parents and pupils"
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Posted 10.04.14


Eurodevils make a welcome return to Parliament House Eurodevils make a welcome return to Parliament House
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Posted 09.04.14


Allow one-doctor treatment orders only in rare cases, Faculty urges Allow one-doctor treatment orders only in rare cases, Faculty urges
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Posted 03.04.14


Faculty member appointed to shrieval bench Faculty member appointed to shrieval bench
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Posted 02.04.14


Pro bono success in minimum wage case Pro bono success in minimum wage case
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Posted 28.03.14


Treat justice like health and education, committee told Treat justice like health and education, committee told
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Posted 27.03.14


Counsel appointed to UK Government panels Counsel appointed to UK Government panels
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Posted 24.03.14


FLSU receives FLSU receives "highly commended" accolade
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Posted 21.03.14


Reform Bill sparks debate Reform Bill sparks debate
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Posted 19.03.14


H "Don't just take our word for it, listen to others"
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Posted 18.03.14


Court reforms would favour the better off, warns Faculty Court reforms would favour the better off, warns Faculty
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Posted 17.03.14


Euro patent court campaign on brink of success Euro patent court campaign on brink of success
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Posted 17.03.14


Be concerned about Court of Session veto, MSPs urged Be concerned about Court of Session veto, MSPs urged
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Posted 17.03.14


Diverse judiciary has roots in diverse legal profession, saya Lord Justice Clerk Diverse judiciary has roots in diverse legal profession, saya Lord Justice Clerk
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Posted 12.03.14


Historic installation of new judge Historic installation of new judge
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Posted 11.03.14


Two new advocate members appointed to civil justice council Two new advocate members appointed to civil justice council
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Posted 7.03.14


Value of counsel shown in woman's benefits victory Value of counsel shown in woman's benefits victory
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Posted 6.03.14


Download the latest Faculty newsletter Download the latest Faculty newsletter
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Posted 5.03.14


Goverment not convinced by plea on cautionung suspects Goverment not convinced by plea on cautioning suspects
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Posted 27.02.14


Bar supplies members of corroboration review group Bar supplies members of corroboration review group
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Posted 18.02.14


Faculty warns of taxing problem in the name game Faculty warns of taxing problem in the name game
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Posted 25.02.14


New Vice-Dean is announced New Vice-Dean is announced
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Posted 18.02.14


Conference to look at diversity in judicial appointments Conference to look at diversity in judicial appointments
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Posted 17.02.14


Six in running for post of Vice-Dean Six in running for post of Vice-Dean
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Posted 13.02.14


Faculty joins calls for urgency in Pakistan blasphemy case Faculty joins calls for urgency in Pakistan blasphemy case
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Posted 11.02.14


Dean deeply disappointed by Scottish government court reform plan Dean deeply disappointed by Scottish government court reform plan
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Posted 07.02.14


Dropping corroboration plan Dropping corroboration plan "the right course", says Faculty
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Posted 06.02.14


More help for Ugandan lawyers More help for Ugandan lawyers
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Posted 06.02.14


New Dean vows to maintain Faculty's service to the public New Dean vows to maintain Faculty's service to the public
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Posted 05.02.14


New Dean of Faculty announced New Dean of Faculty announced
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Posted 04.02.14


Members given chance for their own Games legacy Members given chance for their own Games legacy
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Posted 31.01.14


Plea for Euro patent court in Scotland to be considered Plea for Euro patent court in Scotland to be considered
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Posted 31.01.14


Faculty's loss is Lands Tribunal's gain Faculty's loss is Lands Tribunal's gain
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Posted 31.01.14


Four in contest to be next Dean Four in contest to be next Dean
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Posted 24.01.14


Faculty man becomes Lord Lyon King of Arms Faculty man becomes Lord Lyon King of Arms
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Posted 24.01.14


Call to simplify Call to simplify "multi-layered" rights system
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Posted 16.01.14


Election machinery in gear as Dean steps down Election machinery in gear as Dean steps down
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Posted 16.01.14


New judge sworn in New judge sworn in
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Posted 16.01.14


Lodge statements in interests of fairness, says Lord Gill Lodge statements in interests of fairness, says Lord Gill
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Posted 16.01.14


Depute Clerk joins court service board Depute Clerk joins court service board
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Posted 16.01.14


New chair of Scottish Law Commission appointed New chair of Scottish Law Commission appointed
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Posted 13.01.14


FLSU in contention for pro bono award FLSU in contention for pro bono award
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Posted 10.01.14


Faculty sees in the year with new appeals service Faculty sees in the year with new appeals service
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Posted 03.01.14


Thanks from law clinic for Thanks from law clinic for "incredibly worthwhile" advocacy training
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Posted 03.01.14


One final chance, Faculty suggests in rules change One final chance, Faculty suggests in rules change
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Posted 20.12.13


"Poor communication" is the public's most common complaint
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Posted 20.12.13


Number of female judges rises to nine with new appointments Number of female judges rises to nine with new appointments
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Posted 18.12.13


Trafficking law needed to help victims, says Faculty Trafficking law needed to help victims, says Faculty
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Posted 13.12.13


Scotland should have division of Euro patent court "Scotland should have division of Euro patent court"
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Posted 13.12.13


Procurement Bill welcomed, but doubts about timing Procurement Bill welcomed, but doubts about timing
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Posted 06.12.13


Vice-Dean appointed to Euro post Vice-Dean appointed to Euro post
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Posted 06.12.13


MSPs told of threat to fair trials MSPs told of threat to fair trials
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Posted 29.11.13


FLSU aids compensation settlement after 24 years FLSU aids compensation settlement after 24 years
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Posted 29.11.13


Pupils tackle "Snail" case in Paisley MiniTrial Pupils tackle "Snail" case in Paisley MiniTrial
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Posted 29.11.13


Faculty choir's carol concert Faculty choir's carol concert
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Posted 29.11.13


Lord Kerr to deliver JUSTICE Scotland lecture Lord Kerr to deliver JUSTICE Scotland lecture
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Posted 29.11.13


Faculty life, 80s style, by the Dean of the day Faculty life, 80s style, by the Dean of the day
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Posted 22.11.13


Changes could make FAIs more complex and expensive, says Faculty Changes could make FAIs more complex and expensive, says Faculty
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Posted 22.11.13


Richard Keen, QC, to step down as Dean of Faculty Richard Keen, QC, to step down as Dean of Faculty
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Posted 14.11.13


Faculty of Advocates Open Day Faculty of Advocates Open Day
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Posted 11.11.13


QC helps in training of African lawyers QC helps in training of African lawyers
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Posted 01.11.13


Appeal plan for patients Appeal plan for patients "a welcome step"
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Posted 25.10.13


Lord Justice Clerk to give talk on sentencing Lord Justice Clerk to give talk on sentencing
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Posted 25.10.13


Faculty plays part in tribunals shake-up Faculty plays part in tribunals shake-up
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Posted 18.10.13


Let media be heard before a ban, Faculty agrees Let media be heard before a ban, Faculty agrees
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Posted 11.10.13


Learning…from taking the law into their own hands Learning...from taking the law into their own hands
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Posted 04.10.13


Arrest reforms going in right direction, Faculty says Arrest reforms going in right direction, Faculty says
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Posted 04.10.13


More Faculty News

arrow 27.09.13 Arrest reforms going in right direction, Faculty says
arrow 27.09.13 Faculty aids scrutiny of "named person" provision
arrow 27.09.13 Annual legal aid report published
arrow 27.09.13 Lord President's speech opens legal year
arrow 27.09.13 Goodbye to friend and neighbour
arrow 18.09.13 Download the latest Faculty Newsletter
arrow 13.09.13 Faculty winners in legal awards
arrow 13.09.13 New risk management standards in OLR cases
arrow 13.09.13 Justice Committee hears from Faculty on tribunals reform
arrow 13.09.13 Congratulations to six new QCs
arrow 06.09.13 Public's chance to view Flodden "curio"
arrow 30.08.13 Backing for Supreme Court "leave to appeal" plan
arrow 23.08.13 Dean says counsel can go solo
arrow 23.08.13 Counsel's fees reinstated after appeal to judge
arrow 23.08.13 Consumer Bill "good but could be better"
arrow 16.08.13 Strong criticism by Faculty of children's Bill"
arrow 26.07.13 Rave reviews for Parliament House visit
arrow 19.07.13 Students to learn the Faculty's ways
arrow 12.07.13 Two worthy additions to portraits collection
arrow 12.07.13 Euro Court trip hailed great success
arrow 12.07.13 Leading criminal QC backs filming of courts
arrow 26.07.28 Strong Faculty presence for Abbotsford's Royal day
arrow 05.07.28 Sheriff's plea for help in schools event
arrow 05.07.28 Euro group lays out legal aid blueprint
arrow 28.06.28 Lord Hope steps down after 24 years on the Bench
arrow 21.06.28 Delight over award success for Advocates Library.
arrow 21.06.28 Scott to feature at Books Borders and Bikes event
arrow 21.06.13 End of an era as Bruce bids goodbye.
arrow 14.06.13 Lord Rodger's name to live on in Faculty tribute.
arrow 21.06.13 QC's leap for Bridge charity lands £1,200.
arrow 14.06.13 Advocates Report to Scottish Parliament on Malawi Trip.
arrow 14.06.13 FLSU praised in veteran's pension fight.
arrow 07.06.13 Justice Committee heeds Faculty concerns over presumption of innocence.
arrow 31.05.13 Concerns over court plans. Vice-Dean at Justice Committee.
arrow 27.05.13 Concerns over court fees. Proposals "unfair" says Faculty.
arrow 27.05.13 pdf icon Download latest edition of the Faculty newsletter.
arrow 17.05.13 Major Abbotsford milestone. Tributes to work of Rare Books Cataloguer.
arrow 03.05.13 End of an era. Lid comes down on boxes.
arrow 22.03.13 Faculty launches dispute resolution service. Specialists provide expert solutions.
arrow 10.05.13 Faculty concern over "bolt-hole" for criminals. Evidence backed by House of Lords.
arrow 03.05.13 Recycling for a reason. Green Team targets waste.
arrow 01.03.13 Charities Walk Hampden to Loch Lomond: Sore feet but worth it.
arrow 01.03.13 Faculty concerns over court reforms. Fears over access to justice.
arrow 15.02.13 New Vice-Dean elected; James Wolffe QC wins advocates' ballot.
arrow 18.01.13 Advocates in Malawi. Trip may lead to training initiative.
arrow 25.01.13 pdf icon Download the latest edition of the Faculty newsletter.
arrow 15.02.13 New Judge installed. Lord Armstrong takes place on Bench.
arrow 21.12.12 Award for advocate. Usman Tariq is "Young Achiever of the Year.
arrow 09.11.12 Unique Faculty books for sale. Collection reflects centuries of history.
arrow 23.11.12 Commitment to legal scholarship. "Incomparably the best of all libraries.
arrow 23.11.12 A favourite tourist attraction. Renowned artists and sculptors.
arrow 09.11.12 Faculty doubts on no fault scheme. Current reforms need time to work.
arrow 09.11.12 Historic wall rebuilt. FLSU helps save local landmark.
arrow 02.11.12 New Judge installed. Margaret Scott QC elevated to the Bench
arrow 26.10.12 Change from a three verdict to a two verdict system in Scots criminal law?
arrow 14.09.12 pdf icon Download the latest edition of the Faculty Newsletter
arrow 05.10.12 New Judge installed. Margaret Scott QC elevated to the Bench
arrow 05.10.12 Change from a three verdict to a two verdict system in Scots criminal law?
arrow 05.10.12 pdf icon Download the latest edition of the Faculty Newsletter
arrow 05.10.12 Judicial Appointments Board role for James McNeill QC
arrow 28.09.12 New Visitor Centre At Abbotsford
arrow 21.09.12 Lord Carloway has been installed as Lord Justice Clerk of Scotland
arrow 14.09.12 Her Majesty the Queen has approved the appointment of 6 new QCs
arrow 24.08.12 Mackie Academy competes in Empire Mock Trial Competition in New York City
arrow 27.07.12 David Parratt the new Director of Training & Education
arrow 12.07.12 Lord President outlines major changes ahead for Scottish legal system
arrow 08.06.12 Another Gem from Abbotsford Treasure Trove
arrow 22.06.12 Advocates Meet Tough Challenge Head On - nearly £3,000 raised
arrow 01.06.12 Runners raise more than £2,500 for charity
arrow 01.06.12 Acclaim for Paisley Snail Conference
arrow 01.06.12 New Chapter for FLSU - established by the Scottish Bar
arrow 04.05.12 Hairy Haggis Relay - Roddy Thomson QC in charity run for The Andrew Grene Foundation
arrow 02.03.12 May 25-26 - Major International Conference to celebrate the 80th anniversary of The Paisley Snail Case
arrow 09.03.12 Gerry Moynihan QC elected Chairman of Faculty Services Ltd
arrow 24.02.12 New Head For Oxford College
arrow 25.01.12 Alan Summers QC is the new Treasurer at the Faculty of Advocates
arrow 20.01.12 National Library of Scotland Bill
arrow 12.01.12 pdf icon Faculty of Advocates memorandum on the Carloway Review
arrow 18.11.11 Carloway Report Published
arrow 18.11.11 Mackie Academy Triumphs at the Scottish Heat of the Bar National Mock Trial Competition
arrow 04.11.11 The Dean Gives Evidence on Legal Aid
arrow 25.10.11 Pupils from Edinburgh Schools have been laying down the law in the MiniTrial initiative
arrow 23.09.11 Part-Time Sheriffs Appointed
arrow 02.09.11 Appointment Of Queen's Counsel
arrow 16.09.11 Maria Maguire QC has raised more than £3,000 for cancer research
arrow 26.08.11 Faculty Hosts Scottish Debate - a sell out audience attended at the Book Festival
arrow 02.08.11 The Faculty renews its Feis Rois partnership
arrow 01.07.11 Chinese Delegation Visits The Faculty
arrow 24.06.11 A Head For Heights
arrow 01.06.11 Faculty Minitrial Initiative
arrow 27.05.11 Major Literary Find At Abbotsford
arrow 27.05.11 Fundraising Triumph
arrow 20.05.11 FLSU Helps Save Craigmillar Community Centre
arrow 28.04.11 Winner of Scottish International Piano Competition, sponsored by the FOA, receives rare accolade
arrow 25.03.11 Bar National Mock Trial Final
arrow 18.03.11 Scottish Arbitration Centre Opens
arrow 04.03.11 Arbroath Sheriff Norrie Stein has been praised for his contribution
arrow 17.02.11 Alex Olsen, the public face of the Faculty, retires
arrow 21.01.11 Mackie Academy, Stonehaven reach the final of the Bar National Mock Trial Competition
arrow 14.01.11 Another Busy Year For LawCare

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