Advocate Tim Haddow has returned to practice after completing a short mobilisation in his capacity as an officer in the Royal Naval Reserve.
The legal profession is at a high risk of burnout, associated with high workloads, long working hours, and psychologically unsafe working environments, says legal mental health charity LawCare.
Roddy Dunlop QC, Dean of Faculty, spoke at the opening of the legal year today at a physically distanced ceremony held at Parliament House and introduced by the Lord President, Lord Carloway.
With just a week to go before the “How to Become an Advocate: demystifying the process” virtual event takes place, those interested in attending are being urged to register soon.
Faculty is once again supporting Scotland’s annual international crime writing festival, Bloody Scotland, as it returns with a comprehensive programme this weekend.
Stephen O’Rourke QC, Keeper of the Advocates Library, has been appointed principal crown counsel, replacing Alex Prentice QC.
Twelve new Queen’s Counsel have been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Faculty extends its condolences following the passing of former member Steven Stuart QC of Terra Firma Chambers.
Much has and continues to be done by the Faculty of Advocates alongside other stakeholders in the legal sector to address the limitations imposed by the pandemic and their subsequent knock-on effect on the operations of the justice system in Scotland.