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All the latest news from the Faculty of Advocates
The Faculty has responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on amendments to legal complaints.
THE Faculty has released the following statement, in the name of a Faculty spokesperson, in relation to public debate surrounding the work of the Scottish Parliament’s Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints:
FOLLOWING an election among four candidates, Faculty members have chosen Stephen O’Rourke, QC, to be the new Keeper of the Library, replacing Mungo Bovey, QC, who stepped down as a Faculty office-bearer after serving in the role for more than 12 years.
The Faculty of Advocates deplores the attack on the legal profession in Myanmar following the military takeover and subsequent imposition of a state of emergency.
Applications are being sought by the Faculty for a lay member to serve on its Complaints Committee and Disciplinary Tribunal.
The three new Senators of the College of Justice, announced by the Judiciary of Scotland, are all members of Faculty.
In the law, the past is never truly a foreign country. Scotland’s Advocates in 2021 are impacted by events of 1848. That year, Robert Batchelor, a shore porter in Dundee, died.