Navigation path

Search

Regulated profession

Back to homepage Back to previous screen
United Kingdom

Advocate (United Kingdom)

  • Generic name of profession

    Title:
    Lawyer/Barrister/Solicitor
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Advocate
    Translation(s):
    undefined
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Region:
    Scotland
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

     
    EU Law :
    Other  

    The Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010

    National legislation:

    The Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010

    Useful link:
    http://www.advocates.org.uk/

    Regulation

     
    Type of regulation :
    Protected title (without reserves of activities)

    Recognition

     
    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :

    N/A

    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PS3 - Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years) , Art. 11 d
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
    No
    Prior check of qualifications only for individual professionals not benefiting from automatic recognition:
    No
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    The Faculty of Advocates is an independent body of lawyers who have been admitted to practise as Advocates before the Courts of Scotland. Advocates have rights of audience in all courts in Scotland, including the supreme courts. Advocates offer specialist legal representation and advice to clients of solicitors and members of certain other professional bodies.

The database contains information on regulated professions, statistics on migrating professionals,contact points and competent authorities, as provided by EU Member States, EEA countries and Switzerland.
Each country is responsible for updating information, on its regulated professions, competent authorities and statistics.
The Commission cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the information. However, if errors are brought to its attention, the Commission undertakes to correct them, if deemed appropriate.