Advocacy Section


Members get free access to four one-hour webinars per year (normal price £160), and discounted entry to other Advocacy Section and Law Society events

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Save the date: A toast to the legal term Trinity (28 June, London)

The Advocacy Section and Solicitor Judges Division will toast the legal term Trinity. 

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A toast to the legal term Hilary

The Advocacy Section and the Solicitor Judges Division toast the legal term Hilary


TAG Second International Conference (Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June 2017, London)

Access to justice and the removal of barriers to ensure effective participation of vulnerable people in the justice system is increasingly recognised as a major global concern.

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Inclusive Section webinars 2016

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Vulnerable Witness Training: the background and what it will cover (16 March)

Join this webinar to find out more about the implications of vulnerable witness training the benefits of it and why it will improve your advocacy.

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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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The Advocacy Section and the Solicitor Judges Division Michaelmas drinks evening (17 November)Subscription

To acknowledge the opening of the 2016 legal year, the Law Society’s Advocacy Section and the Solicitor Judges Division are hosting a Michaelmas drinks evening for judges and solicitor advocates.


Event: The art of good advocacy (London, 26 April 2016)

Are you a solicitor advocate who specialises in criminal, civil or family advocacy and want to know how to perfect your advocacy skills? Join us at this interactive seminar where Deputy SPJ Lady Justice Macur and Law Society Council member Ian Kelcey will share their practical top tips on how to master the art of good advocacy. 

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Youth justice summit 2017 (12 May)

This unique event brings together leading practitioners to share and build expertise in representing children in criminal cases. Speakers include former DPP Keir Starmer QC MP; senior Old Bailey judge HHJ Nicholas Hilliard QC; Angela Rafferty QC; and Edward Fitzgerald QC, who acted in Venables v UK.

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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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