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  • Adam Tear

    Doing your duty

    Adam Tear on how the rise of litigants in person has thrown into relief the special duties encumbent on the advocate

  • Ronnie Manek

    Top tips for the Crown Court

    Ronnie Manek on how advocates can hold their own and win the judge’s respect first time

  • Gordon Turner

    Tribunals as training ground

    Gordon Turner on how employment tribunals can be fertile ground for advocate training

  • Stuart Barlow

    Going it alone?

    Stuart Barlow on how to manage litigants in person effectively, especially in family and civil trials

  • Joy Merriam

    Wrap it up

    Joy Merriam on how to maximise the effectiveness of closing addresses to judge and jury

  • Ian Kelcey

    Top tips in mitigation

    Ian Kelcey on how to avoid the procedural and etiquette pitfalls when conducting mitigation

  • Will Richmond-Coggan

    In-house rules

    Will Richmond-Coggan on the benefits and risks of bringing advocacy in-house

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Stuart Barlow

Webinar: Dealing with Litigants in Person (10 March 2015)

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In one of the four webinars inclusive in 2015 Advocacy Section membership, Stuart Barlow outlines solicitors’ professional obligations and offers practical advice

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Young witnesses: new judicial protocol

20 March 2015

A new protocol between the police, CPS and HMCTS on handling witnesses under 10 years of age has been published 

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Solicitor Advocate Excellence Award nominations now open

9 March 2015

The 2015 Law Society Excellence Awards are now open for nominations, closing on 5 June. The categories include the Solicitor Advocate of the Year, now in its fifth year

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