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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 Law Society has warned that there is a significant risk that the firms who undertake this work, which includes dealing with highly vulnerable people, will go bankrupt.
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) awards, including Legal Aid Newcomer.
The MoJ’s consultation on a new Advocates’ 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.
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MoJ’s proposals will hit people from disadvantaged backgrounds and drive lawyers away from criminal advocacy, JLD says.
Andrew Langdon QC adds to concerns over AGFS proposals.
Council broadly in favour of reform but says this does not mean the proposed rates are adequate.
Criminal law groups say Ministry of Justice plans to reform litigators’ graduated fee scheme are ill-conceived.