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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
Law Society and Bar Council announce bespoke training programme for solicitor advocates and barristers who question vulnerable witnesses in court during criminal trials.
The Advocacy and the Vulnerable Training was developed in conjunction with the Bar to help solicitor advocates and barristers strike the balance between advancing their client’s case effectively in court whilst ensuring vulnerable witnesses are not subjected to undue stress.
The President of the Law Society, Robert Bourns, will be hosting an evening to acknowledge Sir Gary Hickinbottom’s appointment to the Court of Appeal, on 2 February 2017
Your Section membership includes four webinars and access to discounted online training from the Law Society. You can now access these through the new Professional Development Centre – your enhanced eLearning portal that enables you to capture all your learning in one free online record.
Your new eLearning portal has arrived. Section members now access their webinars and online learning through the Law Society’s Professional Development Centre
The legal system remains loaded against solicitor-advocates, so what needs to change to level the playing field with the bar? Eduardo Reyes reports from the latest Gazette roundtable, held on 4 November.
As a Section member, you're entitled to four webinars as part of your membership, available live and on-demand
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!
The new SRA regulations on continuing professional development for solicitors have changed, and you will have to complete an annual declaration that you have undertaken enough learning and development to remain competent. This webinar, offered at a 20 per cent discount to Advocacy Section members, will give you an in-depth understanding of how to start planning now for continuing competence.
View this webinar and discover how to build a successful strategy to implement unbundled legal services, including assessing the benefits of unbundling, developing a marketing strategy to promote the advantages to clients and internally, and learn risk management techniques.
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Sir Terence Etherton says judges and the professions need to ‘think more creatively’ about improving access to justice.
Solicitors have reacted angrily to an 'ill-judged, ill-informed and incorrect' attack on solicitor-advocates by Michael Gove.