Faculty of Advocates

Promoting access to justice for 500 years

What is the Faculty of Advocates?

The Faculty of Advocates is the professional body to which all Advocates belong. Its history dates back to the sixteenth century.


The Faculty is led by elected office-bearers and by an elected Faculty Council.


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The Faculty participates in the work of a number of international organisations

The Advocates Library

Welcome to the Advocates Library

History of Faculty

In 1914 the young – and not so young – men of Scotland joined the military in droves, and the Advocates were no exception. For many of them, part time military service had been a significant part of their leisure time; indeed the vast majority of the men in this publication had served in uniform before 1914. Some of them, like Robert Burns Begg KC, or Archibald Jones, had served in the Boer War.