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Sarah Newens shares her best practice preparation tips
How advocates can shine in a tribunal setting
How solicitor advocates can survive and thrive in the aftermath of the civil court fee rises
Adam Tear on how the rise of litigants in person has thrown into relief the special duties encumbent on the advocate
Ronnie Manek on how advocates can hold their own and win the judge’s respect first time
Gordon Turner on how employment tribunals can be fertile ground for advocate training
Stuart Barlow on how to manage litigants in person effectively, especially in family and civil trials
Joy Merriam on how to maximise the effectiveness of closing addresses to judge and jury
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.
This one-day course is primarily aimed at senior practitioners with higher rights of audience who would like to develop their advocacy skills outside of the court setting.
The Law Society has partnered with the highly-regarded City Law School, to deliver interactive advocacy training to our members.
The Law Society has partnered with highly respected youth justice charity, Just for Kids Law to offer members specialist training in youth justice advocacy.
The MoJ’s consultation on a new Advocate Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS) closes on 2 March. We urge all higher court advocates to respond - the proposals will have a significant impact on fees paid for criminal legal aid work.
Ministry of Justice (MoJ) plans to impose cuts of up to £30 million on criminal defence solicitors have been condemned by the Law Society. The cuts come less than a month after the MoJ published proposals that will see QCs’ fees rise by 10 per cent at the expense of other criminal advocates.
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.
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Criminal law groups say Ministry of Justice plans to reform litigators’ graduated fee scheme are ill-conceived.
Panel of law firms will help recover unpaid fees from ‘professional clients’.
Six solicitor-advocates have been appointed Queen’s Counsel in this year’s selection round, of 13 who applied.
Solicitor-advocate using the name Lord Harley was struck off last year.