Vicky Preece, winner of the Solicitor Advocate of the Year award 2017, discusses some recent decisions of interest for practitioners representing older children in care proceedings.
The bar has finally abandoned attempts to introduce QASA, the accreditation scheme for criminal advocates wishing to exercise rights of audience in the higher courts.
Judges, solicitors and victims’ groups are being asked to submit evidence about the impact of social media on criminal trials.
HM Judiciary is set to reassess some of its proposals for regulating the fast-expanding ‘McKenzie friend’ sector after a consultation on banning fee recovery received ‘large numbers of responses’.
The Ministry of Justice has launched the 2017/18 round of Queen’s Counsel honoris causa (honorary silk) awards by inviting nominations.
Legal aid solicitors who specialise in criminal law have been reminded that they can exercise discretion when accepting cases if the work threatens the viability of their firm.
Solicitors have expressed disbelief at the government’s decision to sit on research about unrepresented defendants in Crown courts.
The Government Legal Department (GLD) wants to hear your views on proposed changes to the attorney general’s civil panels.
We want to ensure you are making the most of your Advocacy Section membership.
The Law Society has created a new accreditation for legal practitioners, including solicitors, barristers and fellows of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, who offer advice on health and welfare matters under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.