News and Responses
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The management of a centralised national register of child welfare reporters should be the responsibility of Sheriffs Principal and the Lord President, says the Faculty of Advocates.
“Faculty deplores the Prime Minister’s comments, made in an interview on LBC on 28 July, regarding “left-wing criminal justice lawyers.” These comments go hand-in-hand with recent pronouncements by the Home Secretary and appear to be part of a strategy to undermine the rule of law.
The Scottish Government Justice Secretary’s announcement last week again raised the spectre of removing the public from sitting as juries in some serious cases.
The Faculty of Advocates is saddened by the death of former member of Faculty Sheriff Joyce Powrie.
The Faculty of Advocates has awarded nine intrants scholarships to assist them financially when devilling commences later this year.
To date no issues have been encountered by advocates in regards to the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), says the Faculty of Advocates.
FIFTEEN new members have been admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in a socially-distanced calling ceremony.
Last week saw the latest group of devils (trainee advocates) called to the Bar in Scotland. This marks their entry into a public office (that of advocate) that demands they deliver ongoing excellence as they engage in providing access to justice.