The Mary Erskine School emerged victorious in the final of a debating competition which the Faculty was proud to host.
The Faculty has been chosen as a joint winner in the Community Contribution of the Year category at the Scott + Co Scottish Legal Awards 2017.
The possibilities presented by online dispute resolution will be explored by the Vice-Dean of Faculty, Angela Grahame, QC, in a lecture for the Scottish branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
The Faculty was delighted to welcome two sets of overseas students on visits to Scotland.
A new High Court practice note on the taking of evidence from vulnerable witnesses by a commissioner has been issued by Lady Dorrian, the Lord Justice-Clerk.
New figures show a total of 77,721 civil cases were initiated in Scotland in 2015-16 – a rise of one per cent on the previous year, but a decrease of 41 per cent since current statistics began in 2008-09.
A note of caution has been sounded by the Faculty about part of a code of practice drafted by the Scottish Legal Aid Board.
With a particular interest in “contentious succession” and a book in the pipeline, the Faculty’s Roddy MacLeod is a perfect speaker for a seminar looking at the law under the Succession (Scotland) Act 2016.
The discount rate for personal injury awards in Scotland has been lowered from 2.5 per cent to minus 0.75 per cent, reflecting the same change south of the Border which was announced last month by the Lord Chancellor.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) has appointed the former Lord Advocate, Dame Elish Angiolini, QC, to the chair of its discipline board.