Scotland risks a “race to the bottom” in the standard of legal representation for people accused of the most serious crimes unless the legal aid system is improved, the Faculty has suggested.
Two members of Faculty will bring specialist knowledge to bear at a conference on crofting law.
MSPs face “an extremely difficult task” in bringing forward legislation to tackle psychological domestic abuse, the Faculty believes.
The head of the Faculty’s pro bono service, Mungo Bovey, QC, has been invited to give the keynote address at a conference of student law clinics.
Changes should be made to the way the personal injury discount rate is fixed, to avoid “real injustice”, the Faculty has suggested.
A popular conference looking at issues in the world of employment law is this year leaving its traditional venue in Edinburgh and going on circuit to Glasgow.
A senior member of Faculty has been chosen as Lawyer of the Week in the Law section of The Times Scotland.
Straight in at No 1 are Siouxsie and the Banshees – no, it’s not a throwback to the era of punk, but a quizzing success for a Faculty-dominated team!
The Faculty was a proud host of the inaugural Dean’s Dinner, which brought together guests from across public life in a celebration of Scottish society.
The Faculty’s Roddy McIlvride, QC, has joined a nationwide group of around 130 lawyers and other professionals on being added to the arbitrators panel of a dispute resolution service for sport.