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Brexit and the legal sector

12 July 2016

The EU referendum result will lead to a surge in demand for legal expertise and guidance. Membership communities may be affected differently and we are looking into that on your behalf.

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'The art of good advocacy' seminar - teaserVideo

1 July 2016

Did you miss this inclusive Advocacy Section event? Watch this short teaser and hear from some of our speakers

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How can we improve your Advocacy Section membership?

29 June 2016

We are keen to hear from members as to how we can improve our Advocacy Section offering - take our survey now

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A day in the life of a deputy district judge: Children Act trial

22 June 2016

Another instalment of our semi-regular series charting a typical day in the life of a deputy district judge. This time: a two-day Children Act trial


McKenzie Friends should not be able to recover fees, says the Law Society

9 June 2016

Proposals to curtail the ability of ‘McKenzie Friends’ to recover fees in the wake of a successful court action were today backed by the Law Society, which warned that the LSB and SRA were wrong to suggest legal aid cuts could be offset by unleashing non-professionals on the courts

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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: Conducting care proceedings in the Family Court (18 May 2016)

This webinar, inclusive in Advocacy Section membership for 2016, will give a practical overview and advocacy tips, including on threshold, evidence, fact-finding and expert witnesses. Listen now!

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Benefits of Membership*

The Advocacy Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section Engagement Programmehas been created in consultation with the Section Committee, and will focus on key issues including:

  • MOJ consultation on criminal advocacy reforms
  • Practical guidance on how to prepare for the unexpected
  • Vulnerable witnesses training
  • QASA developments
  • Dos and Don’ts in the court room
  • Better case management

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Seminars, Webinars, Practical Training Videos, Discounts off Law Society publications and webinars, E-newsletters, Features, Commentary, News and a LinkedIn Group.

*See Section terms and conditions

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