Five Scottish solicitors, admitted by our Council as solicitor advocates with extended rights of audience, have been introduced to the Court at a ceremony on Thursday 15 November 2018.

Following the ceremony the new solicitor advocates will be allowed to exercise their extended rights of audience in the higher courts.

Our President, Alison Atack, invited Lord Tyre to administer the Declaration of Allegiance to the recently admitted solicitor advocates during the ceremony on Thursday.

Alison said, “It was an honour to be part of this very special occasion and I’m extremely proud of the hard work and commitment that Scotland’s newest solicitor advocates have shown. I am delighted to celebrate their achievements and the Society will continue to provide support as they embark on the next stage of their legal careers. Congratulations to all!”

Photograph from left to right: Kevin Cassidy, Laura Baxendale, Alison Atack, John Mulholland, Neale Tosh, Alastair Gray, Scott McKenzie.


Solicitors granted Rights of Audience in the High Court of Justiciary and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council : Kevin Cassidy, Scott McKenzie, Alastair Gray     


Solicitors granted Rights of Audience in the Court of Session, the Supreme Court and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council: Laura Baxendale, Neale Tosh                                        



Rights of audience

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