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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

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

Maura McIntosh

Webinar: Commercial litigation update 2014 (26 November 2014)

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In one of the four webinars inclusive in 2014 Advocacy Section membership, Maura McIntosh rounds up the key developments in 2014 that commercial litigators need to know about

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Adam Tear

Doing your duty

5 December 2014By

The rise of litigants in person has thrown into relief the special duties encumbent on the advocate, says Adam Tear

Raj Chada

Raj Chada interview: "I fear the quality of advocacy will suffer unless we get some respite"Subscription

5 December 2014By

Raj Chada, a highly commended finalist in the Solicitor Advocate of the Year Award 2014, shares his thoughts on the challenges the year has brought

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  • 4 topical webinars, available either live or on-demand

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  • Discounts off Advocacy Section half day Practical Training courses
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