Advocates' Clerk

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Advocates' clerks organise the daily workload and administration for a ‘stable’ (group) of Advocates.

The Work

Your work will depend on how senior you are.

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Assistant Deputy Advocates' clerks can earn between £21,000 and £25,000 a year.

Deputy Advocates' clerks salaries range from £28,000 to £34,000 a year.

Advocates' clerks earn between £43,000 and £52,000 a year.


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Getting In

Advocates' clerks usually work for Faculty Services Ltd (FSL), a company providing support services to Advocates. They do not work for individual Advocates. There are 9 FSL stables based in Parliament House in Edinburgh. There are 19 Non-FSL stables. A stable usually has one Advocate's clerk and at least one deputy clerk.

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You also need to be:


Getting On


The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Faculty of Advocates
Tel: 0131 260 5071
Twitter: @facofad

Skills for Justice
Tel: 0117 922 1155
Twitter: @Skills_Justice

Skills for Justice is the Sector Skills Council for the Justice, Community Safety and Legal Services Sectors. The careers section of their website holds information on the careers within these sectors.

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