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Scottish courts and the law
Scottish courts and the law

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Week 6: The legal profession in Scotland

Introduction

This week you consider the legal profession in Scotland and the changes they are facing to their traditional roles. The legal profession in Scotland consists of solicitors, advocates, judges and the Procurator Fiscal.

By the end of this week you will be able to:

  • explain the roles of solicitors and advocates
  • describe the role of a judge
  • explain the personal qualities expected of those working in the legal profession.

You should now watch this video which provides an introduction to the legal profession before you begin your studies of this week.

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