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Becoming an Advocate


Following a recent review, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs has confirmed that the Faculty of Advocates' Entry Fees and Matriculation Fees should be subject to Value Added Tax (VAT) at the standard rate.

Therefore, with effect from 1st November 2011, Entry Money of £850 plus VAT is payable immediately before admission, subject to the transitional provisions of Appendix F of the Regulations as to Intrants. This may, however, be paid by instalments of £250 plus VAT per annum, totalling £1,000 plus VAT over a period of 3 years, the first instalment being due on the date of admission to the Faculty.

The Fee for Matriculation is now £150 plus VAT.

If you are interested in becoming an Advocate and want to know more about what Advocates do, you will find useful information within our brochure entitled pdf icon A Career at the Scottish Bar (.pdf - 333KB). The admission process to becoming an Advocate is governed by the pdf icon Regulations as to Intrants. (.pdf - 378KB).

pdf icon A step by step guide on how to become an Advocate for Scottish Graduates as well as those qualified from pdf icon other jurisdictions can be found at the right hand side of this page, along with a pdf icon FAQs document.

If you have any questions or queries or would just like a general discussion on becoming an Advocate in Scotland then please contact:-

Dean's Secretariat
Faculty of Advocates
Parliament House

Tel: 0131 260 5795

The Faculty of Advocates
Parliament House

Telephone: 0131 226 5071