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Welcome to the Advocacy Section - the community for solicitor advocates

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  • 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

All Practical Guidance

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As a Section member, you're entitled to four webinars as part of your membership, available live and on-demand

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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Family court room

Government directed by judiciary to bear costs of representation as 'an order of last resort'

15 January 2015

The High Court has ordered the government to pay for a litigant in person to be represented at a hearing despite the fact that he is not eligible for legal aid

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Vulnerable witnesses - training for advocates in May 2015

23 December 2014

The Law Society is working with the Advocacy Training Council to develop training for advocates in dealing with vulnerable witnesses

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Benefits of Membership*

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As a Law Society Advocacy Section member, you will receive

Up to 13.5 CPD points earned using your:

  • Regional seminars and networking opportunities with Judges and peers
  • 4 topical webinars, available either live or on-demand

As well as:

  • Market tailored e-newsletters, specialist Spotlight updates and case commentaries
  • Our new interactive website allowing you to access all your benefits in one place
  • Discounts off Advocacy Section half day Practical Training courses
  • Discounts off The Law Society publications and webinars

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