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Welcome to the Advocacy Section - the community for solicitor advocates

Please be aware that the Advocacy Section will be closing on 31 December 2017. Our content will be available during January and merged with Law Society policy and practice content to create a broader offer for members. From 1 February 2018, you will be able to access the latest news, updates and activity in your area from the advocacy policy pages.

We will continue to publish advocacy materials on If you have not already done so, please register with My Law Society and select Advocacy as an interest. Relevant content will appear in your personal homepage, keeping you up to date with our work.

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Representing older children in care proceedings: case law update

18 December 2017By

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. 


Quality scheme for criminal advocates finally abandoned

29 November 2017

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.

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Excellence Awards: nominee Joy Merriam on the challenges facing solicitor advocates.

9 October 2017By

Joy Merriam shares her views on the challenges facing solicitor advocates in crime and child care.

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Excellence Awards: Q&A with nominee Raj Chada

6 October 2017By

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.

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As a Section member, you're entitled to four webinars as part of your membership, available live and on-demand

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Webinar: Case stated appeals: practice and procedure (8 August 2017)

Andrew Morris outlines the case stated appeals procedure from the magistrates and Crown court. This webinar is inclusive to Section members.  

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Webinar: New SRA regime, CPD and continuing competence - what do you need to know? (24 June 2016)

22 September 2016

The new SRA regulations on continuing professional development for solicitors have changed, and you will have to complete an annual declaration that you have undertaken enough learning and development to remain competent. This webinar, offered at a 20 per cent discount to Advocacy Section members, will give you an in-depth understanding of how to start planning now for continuing competence. 


Webinar: Advanced guide to unbundling legal services - implementation and delivery toolkit

22 September 2016

View this webinar and discover how to build a successful strategy to implement unbundled legal services, including assessing the benefits of unbundling, developing a marketing strategy to promote the advantages to clients and internally, and learn risk management techniques. 

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