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Law officers to join Faculty of Advocates

13 October 2008

The Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini QC and Solicitor General Frank Mulholland QC are to join the Faculty of Advocates as members, on the invitation of the Dean of Faculty, Richard Keen QC.

The Faculty said the two, the first law officers to have been appointed as solicitors rather than advocates, had played a leading role in the legal profession for a number of years and so it was entirely appropriate that they had been invited to join.

A spokesperson for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service said: "Mrs Angiolini and Mr Mulholland are honoured to have been invited to apply to join the Faculty of Advocates, which is highly respected for its central role in delivering independent legal services in Scotland."

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

Richard Henderson, President of the Law Society of Scotland said: "Elish Angiolini QC and Frank Mulholland QC have achieved an enormous amount throughout their legal careers. As their colleague in the Scottish solicitors’ profession, I wish them well for the future and do not doubt that they will continue to serve the Scottish public and our justice system extremely well."



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