Young European lawyers learn about heraldry in Scots law

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Young European lawyers learn about heraldry in Scots law

Postby Mark Henderson » 25 Apr 2019, 02:15

This just popped in on my news feed: Young European lawyers learn about heraldry in Scots law

"Young lawyers from across Europe were welcomed to the Lyon Court office as part of their 12-week programme of events in Scotland.

The eight participants in the 2019 Eurodevils programme, organised by the Faculty of Advocates and the European Lawyers’ Association (ELA), hail from Italy, Sweden, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Czechia and Spain.

The Lyon Clerk showed them a number of the recordings of the arms of Scottish legal figures.

The Lord Lyon also addressed the lawyers, delivering a lecture on the “Place of Heraldry within the Legal System of Scotland”."

https://www.scottishlegal.com/article/inpictures-young-european-lawyers-learn-about-heraldry-in-scots-law
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Re: Young European lawyers learn about heraldry in Scots law

Postby Chris Green » 25 Apr 2019, 07:07

I fear that I very much doubt that most of these high-flyers considered this lecture to have been the highlight of their visit. It would have been totally irrelevant to any possible treatment of heraldry in their home countries (unless LL referred to the relationship between heraldry and the registration of logos).
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Re: Young European lawyers learn about heraldry in Scots law

Postby Ryan Shuflin » 26 Apr 2019, 11:27

I think you are dismissing the possibility that the lawyers are interested in obscure foreign laws, it also might effect them as they are possibly ignorant of their own country's heraldic laws. Thus if their own exposure to heraldic law is Scottish heraldic law, then that would shade their interpretation of heraldic law in their own country.

Also, I find it nice that the lawyers are so direct as to refer to themselves as devils.

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Re: Young European lawyers learn about heraldry in Scots law

Postby Chris Green » 26 Apr 2019, 11:45

I believe that the term "devil" may derive from "devilling" which was/is what juniors in law practices did/do for their seniors - searching out precedents and other tedious but necessary tasks beneath the dignity of a highly-paid lead advocate.

Indeed I subsequently find that it is still a recognised term in legal circles. In Scotland juniors are under the tutelage of a "devilmaster"! :twisted:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devilling
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Re: Young European lawyers learn about heraldry in Scots law

Postby Mark Henderson » 27 Apr 2019, 01:59

Thanks for the devil link. I never knew that was a term.
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