The founder of the Faculty’s MiniTrials, which help demystify the law for school pupils, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours.
The Vice-Dean has alerted solicitors to a new personal injury arbitration scheme which the Faculty is intending to launch in the New Year.
Several members of Faculty are among 21 summary sheriff appointments, the largest judicial recruitment in Scotland.
Families who had been facing a bleak Christmas are now looking forward to the big day, after a ”moving” show of generosity by Faculty members and staff.
Following publication of the Scottish Government’s paper, Scotland’s Place in Europe, James Mure, QC, Convenor of the Faculty of Advocates’ International Committee, said:
The former Lord Advocate and Solicitor General for Scotland, Frank Mulholland, QC, has been installed as a Senator of the College of Justice, taking the judicial title, Lord Mulholland.
The Faculty has been hailed for an “invaluable” contribution to a fresh study of the man known as the Father of Scottish Democracy.
The Lord Advocate, James Wolffe, QC, has stressed the need to respect the dignity and rights of all within the criminal justice system, whether victim, witness or accused.
The Faculty of Advocates has voiced its support for Human Rights Day 2016 and for continuing efforts to deliver Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights (SNAP).
The Faculty Choir’s charity carol concert turns 21 this year, and every effort has been made to make it a special celebration.