Valkomna! Judges and lawyers from Sweden enjoy Faculty visit

25 Apr


A group of judges and lawyers from Sweden enjoyed a warm welcome on a memorable visit to the Faculty and Parliament House.

The group was given a brief introduction to Scots law and the Scottish legal system by Lord Carloway, the Lord President, and the Dean of Faculty, James Wolffe, QC, in the Second Division courtroom.

On a tour of the building they were struck, like most other visitors seeing it for the first time, by the magnificence of Parliament Hall, and a home touch greeted them in the Advocates Library – examples of Scandinavian texts from the Library’s collection of early modern European legal literature.

The group, which included four Justices of the Swedish Supreme Court, the Secretary General of the Swedish Bar Association and two law professors, also had a look at the High Court in the Lawnmarket building.

James Hope, an Advokat in Stockholm, who organised the trip, said it had been a great success.

“We were very pleased to have the opportunity to come to Parliament House, and to meet the Lord President and the Dean of Faculty.  It was also very kind of several Members of Faculty to give up their time to show us around the building,” he added.

“We will remember this visit for many years to come.”  

The visit was the third to the Faculty in as many days, and followed a group of criminal law students from Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, and lawyers from the Scottish Parliament.