Faculty of Advocates

The Faculty of Advocates is an independent body of lawyers who have been admitted to practise as advocates before the courts of Scotland, especially the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary. The Faculty of Advocates is a constituent part of the College of Justice and is based in Edinburgh.

Faculty of Advocates
Formation1532
HeadquartersParliament House
Location
Membership
730
Dean
Roddy Dunlop, QC
Vice-Dean
Ronnie Renucci, QC
Parent organization
College of Justice
Websitewww.advocates.org.uk

Advocates are privileged to plead in any cause before any of the courts of Scotland, including the sheriff courts and district courts, where counsel are not excluded by statute.[1]