FIFTEEN new members have been admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in a socially-distanced calling ceremony.
Last week saw the latest group of devils (trainee advocates) called to the Bar in Scotland. This marks their entry into a public office (that of advocate) that demands they deliver ongoing excellence as they engage in providing access to justice.
Jacqueline Fordyce has been appointed as a member of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.
The Faculty of Advocates has welcomed the nominations of Dorothy Bain QC as Scotland’s next Lord Advocate and Ruth Charteris QC as the next Solicitor General.
Best-selling Scottish crime writer Val MacDermid and Scottish poet and spoken word artist Stephen Watt were among those who read extracts from the Saughton Sonnets at the National Youth Justice Conference today.