About Advocates

Independent and persuasive

What is an advocate?

An Advocate is a qualified lawyer who holds the public office of Advocate in Scotland.

Find an advocate

This website contains information about every practising Advocate at the Scottish bar. You can use the search engine of this website to help you find the Advocate you need. Most Advocates belong to a stable which is served by an Advocates’ Clerk and Deputy Clerks.

Professional Standards

Advocates are subject to regulation by the Faculty of Advocates, under powers delegated to it by the Court of Session.

Becoming an advocate

General Information about Becoming an Advocate