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F

Faculty of Advocates

This is an independent body of lawyers who have been admitted to practise as advocates before the courts and tribunals of Scotland, especially the Supreme Courts. It is the professional body to which all advocates belong. For more information see their website

 

First instance

Cases at first instance are those which are being heard in court for the first time.