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United Kingdom

Advocate (United Kingdom)

  • Competent authorities

    Competent authorities are responsible to take a decision when a professional from another member state wants to practise this regulated profession. In case of provision of service, the declaration must be sent to this authority prior to the provisioning of services.

    Name Address Contact
    Faculty of Advocates Advocates Library, Parliament House
    EH1 1RF Edinburgh
    Phone: +44-131 2265071
    Fax: +44-131 2253642
  • Contact persons for this regulated profession

    Contact persons are responsibles from the member state that can provide you direct information on this regulated profession

    Name Address Contact Language(s) spoken
    Ferguson-Walker Carole
    Faculty Solicitor
    Faculty of Advocates
    Advocates Library, Parliament House
    EH1 1RF Edinburgh
    Phone: 0131 260 5825
    Fax: +44-131 2253642
  • Contact points

    The contact points are responsible for providing general information on recognition of professional qualifications provided for in Directive 2005/36/EC as well as on national legislation governing the professions and pursuit of those professions.

    The list of contact points is available on Professional Qualifications Europa web site at the following address :

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.