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Faculty Announcement

Monday, 13 October 2008

Elish Angiolini QC, the Lord Advocate, and Frank Mulholland QC, the Solicitor General for Scotland, are to become members of the Faculty of Advocates.

The official notification of their applications to join the Faculty appeared at Parliament House in Edinburgh today (Monday, October 13).

In a statement issued today the Faculty said: “The Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Richard Keen QC, is pleased to announce the prospective admission to membership of the Faculty of Elish Angiolini QC, the Lord Advocate, and Frank Mulholland QC, the Solicitor General.

“Mrs Angiolini and Mr Mulholland have played a leading role in the legal profession for a number of years and it is entirely appropriate that they should join the Faculty with its long tradition of service to the justice system and the people of Scotland.”

They will be formally admitted to membership of the Faculty at a calling ceremony on Friday, November 7.



Notes to editors

The Faculty of Advocates comprises Scotland’s 460-plus practising advocates and QCs as well as many of the country’s judges, sheriffs and academics. Founded in 1532, the Faculty is an independent body of lawyers who have been admitted to appear in the supreme courts of Scotland. Total numbers now stand at over 730. Practising members, of whom one fifth have attained the senior status of Queen’s Counsel, handle the most complex criminal and civil cases in the country.

The Faculty is fully committed to promoting Scotland’s culture and to ensuring the nation’s youth are given every opportunity to develop their academic skills and artistic talents. As a result, the Faculty is an active sponsor of the arts and runs a highly-successful programme of educational events aimed at increasing school pupils’ understanding of the Scottish legal system and those who work within it.