The Faculty of Advocates has opposed the removal of the not proven verdict, warning that any attempt to do so could undermine the provision of fair and equitable justice.
Bookings for the Faculty’s annual World Intellectual Property Day event, which takes place on Friday 29 April this year, are now open.
The Faculty of Advocates has again voiced its support for ending the tacit relocation of commercial leases in response to a consultation on the draft Leases (Automatic Continuation etc.) (Scotland) Bill.
The Faculty of Advocates has cautioned that amendments to a draft code of practice for continuing and welfare attorneys should be rendered more user friendly lest they discourage people from supporting vulnerable adults.
The Faculty of Advocates has again objected to any rise in civil court fees, saying they are already “excessively high and should not be increased.”
The Faculty of Advocates’ scholarship programmes aim to remove barriers to membership of the Scottish Bar for those with the skills and motivation to practice as advocates. Applications are now invited from those considering commencing devilling in 2023.
International Women’s Day, which takes place tomorrow, gives us all the opportunity to recognise the contribution women make in the workplace and throughout society.
A portrait of the Right Hon Lady Dorrian, commissioned to mark her elevation as the first woman to hold the office of Lord Justice Clerk, has been unveiled in Parliament Hall.