Joy Merriam shares her views on the challenges facing solicitor advocates in crime and child care.
Raj Chada talks about the challenges faced by solicitor advocates, his professional highlights of the year so far, and what he’ll be working on in the months ahead.
Vicky Preece discusses the collaborative approach and provides some insight into working with child clients and being instructed by them.
Adam Tear, Howe+Co, discusses his personal highlights of the year, the challenges facing solicitor advocates, his advice for solicitor advocates, and more.
Andrew Morris, Higher Courts Advocate, Irvine Thanvi Natas Solicitors, analyses the case of R v Blackman [Marine A]  EWCA Crim 190.
Heather Popley, barrister at No5 Chambers, discusses the recent statement, issued by Sir James Munby, regarding the cross-examination of vulnerable people.
The manner in which a law firm provides legal services is in its greatest state of flux, and shows no sign of abating. While clients look to their legal advisers to provide a high-quality, cost-effective service, some are questioning why firms still frequently retain external counsel. Andrew Cousins, solicitor advocate (civil) in DWF’s advocacy team, discusses how firms can offer a wide-ranging advocacy service for their clients.
Adam Johnson, a commercial litigator and arbitrator at Herbert Smith Freehills, was one of six solicitor advocates to take silk this year. We speak to him about his experience of the application process, the impact on his practice, and his thoughts on the state of advocacy in 2017.
The Law Society and City Law School are running criminal advocacy courses in London and Manchester in March and June, focusing on enhancing the advocacy skills of new and experienced solicitor advocates. Lead trainer Robin Sellers outlines the training in more detail.
Ian Kelcey explains why all criminal solicitor advocates should undertake the Bar Council / Law Society’s vulnerable witness training for their own personal development, and to keep pace with their counterparts at the bar.