Category Archives: Faculty of Advocates

Sheridan seeks silk to sack

Breaking news (of the world): Tommy Sheridan is searching for a QC to sack publically during his appeal against his conviction for perjury. Friends said the former MSP and Scottish Socialist party leader was spending what he expects to be … Continue reading

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Lawyers “should take pains to acquire the other Sciences and accomplishments becoming the Character of Gentlemen”

From the Legal Skills Prof Blog (part of the Law Professor Blog Network), I note the following historical excerpt: “In his recently published biography of Adam Smith, Nicholas Phillipson describes a period of tumult in Edinburgh following the Jacobite rebellion … Continue reading

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Please do not Google bomb this …

I note, merely in passing, that if one types the search terms ‘paul mcbride qc’ into Google, the fourth website returned is my article “Paul McBride QC – Absurd Election Broadcast”. Continue reading

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Great lovers, great training day.

She said you were a great lover (more than once). Continue reading

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Sheriff Derek O’Carroll

Derek O’Carroll, the first principal solicitor of Govan Law Centre, has been appointed as an all-Scotland floating sheriff. Continue reading

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Paul McBride QC – Absurd Election Broadcast

Saw a party election broadcast on behalf of the Conservative Party this evening which featured superstar criminal advocate Paul McBride QC. He was on there following his well publicised defection to the Tories, complaining that criminals often only serve half … Continue reading

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