The President of the UK Supreme Court, Lady Hale, and Scotland’s Lord Justice Clerk, Lady Dorrian, head a stellar line-up of speakers for a special celebration by the Faculty of 100 years of women in the law.
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The death has been announced of T Gordon Coutts, QC, a former Faculty office-bearer and one of the leading counsel of his generation. He was 86.
The convener of the Faculty’s International Committee, James Mure, QC, will be one of the speakers at a conference in Northern Ireland to explore major constitutional law issues.
All roads led to Rome, as delegates from around the world – including the Faculty’s Lauren Sutherland, QC – headed to the International Congress on Law and Mental Health.
The Faculty has welcomed an announcement from 10 Downing Street that Lord Reed is to become President of the Supreme Court in January next year, when Lady Hale retires.
The Lord President has welcomed the reappointment of Lynda Brabender, QC, to the Scottish Civil Justice Council.
Three members of Faculty, Aidan O'Neill, QC, Andrew Webster, QC, and Alan Caskie, are among the speakers who will turn the spotlight on immigration law at a masterclass conference, and aid charity.
The Faculty’s non-practising member, Joanna Cherry, QC, MP, has been elected as an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple in London, one of the four Inns of Court.
The Scottish Council of Law Reporting (SCLR) has a new team at the top, and for the first time both senior positions are held by women - Jackie McRae and Angela Grahame, QC.
Eight new members have been admitted to the Faculty, and welcomed to “the best job in the legal profession”.