Date lodged: 30 August 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with (a) the Law Society of Scotland, (b) the Scottish Court and Tribunal Service, (c) the Faculty of Advocates, (d) the Lord President of the Court of Session and (e) other stakeholders regarding the proposal to allow first-year trainee lawyers to appear in court.
Answered by: Ash Denham 27 September 2018
This has not been discussed with the Scottish Government. It is entirely a matter for the Law Society of Scotland and the Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service.