The amount paid to Advocates in legal aid last year bucked a downward trend, the 2018-2019 annual report of the Scottish Legal Aid Board shows.
The crucial role of an independent judiciary and legal profession has been stressed by the Dean of Faculty, Gordon Jackson, QC, in a joint statement with the President of the Law Society of Scotland, John Mulholland.
The impressive Playfair corridor of the Advocates Library will be on public view this weekend, as the Faculty again takes part in Doors Open Day.
A member of Faculty, Charles Lugton, has been appointed a summary sheriff to sit at Glasgow Sheriff Court.
Digital justice is not an alternative to the court system, but its future, according to the Lord President, Lord Carloway.
A member of Faculty, Jacqueline Fordyce, is to be contributing editor for a portfolio of titles for The Laws of Scotland: Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia.
A third portrait of a woman, Lady Dorrian, the Lord Justice Clerk, is to take its place among the legal luminaries adorning the walls of Parliament Hall.
Eight members of Faculty have been awarded Silk - Isla Davie, C Euan Duthie, Matt Jackson, Neil Mackenzie, Fred Mackintosh, Michael Meehan, Claire Mitchell and Astrid Smart.
The Faculty’s Usman Tariq has been chosen to be a contributing editor of The Laws of Scotland: Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia.
Two senior members of Faculty are to lead independent reviews for universities which employed an academic who has been convicted of sexual offences.