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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
In the second part of our annual series celebrating the nominees for the Solicitor Advocate of the Year award at the Law Society’s Excellence Awards, Simon Jones of the Crown Prosecution Service, explains why advocates should be on their guard if an opponent mentions the robing room …
The SRA published a consultation on proposed changes to the Handbook for solicitor and firm regulation on 1 June. We believe that the proposals, if accepted, will leave clients and consumers with less protection and could result in a ‘two-tier’ solicitor profession
Following her keynote speech at the Advocacy Section’s ‘Art of Good Advocacy’ seminar in April, we speak to Lady Justice Macur about vulnerable witness training, the importance of continual learning for advocates, and the common mistakes she sees solicitor advocates making – and how you can avoid them.
As he takes office, we speak to new Law Society president Robert Bourns about his thoughts on the state of advocacy in 2016, QASA, the long-term negative ‘campaign’ questioning the adequacy of solicitor advocates, and more…
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