News and Responses

All the latest news from the Faculty of Advocates

21 Oct

More clarity required regarding redress for historic abuse survivors

The Faculty of Advocates has issued a response to the Assessment Framework to be used to support decision-making by Redress Scotland on applications for individually assessed payments in terms of the Redress for Survivors (Historical Abuse in Care) Scotland Act 2021.

21 Oct

‘Tis the season…for giving

The nights are drawing in and there’s a definite nip in the air. Winter is on its way, which means so is the season for giving.

14 Oct

Devils settle into training

The second-largest group of devils – 28 in total – arrived at the Mackenzie Building to begin their nine-month training programme last week.

28 Sep

Legal profession facing wellbeing challenges

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.

27 Sep

Dean speaks at opening of the legal year

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.