Ms Ahmed-Sheikh, who is also Alex Salmond’s broadcast partner on Russia Today (RT), will appear before the Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal for a five-day hearing from January 14.
She will be under scrutiny in a case related to the defunct law firm Hamilton Burns, in which she was previously a solicitor and partner before entering politics.
The Law Society launched an investigation last May into the administration of a trust fund set up by Hamilton Burns. It was then referred to the tribunal.
At a hearing in Edinburgh yesterday, tribunal chairman Nicholas Whyte said he wanted to “proceed with a reasonable timescale”.