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Who can join

Membership is open to all solicitors, and paralegals employed by solicitor advocates. The Advocacy Section appeals to criminal, civil and family advocates.

Why join?

Join the Advocacy Section for access to CPD-accredited events, webinars and online updates, developed and designed by solicitors advocates to help you:

  • Learn what is happening in your market
  • Understand what to do about it
  • Network with other practitioners and experts
  • Influence change in law and practice

What we do

We aim to provide support equivalent to that delivered by Inns of Court, creating a community of peers and judges. We will help you to compete successfully with other professional advocates and meet the challenges of daily practice.

The Advocacy Section was set up by a committee of advocacy specialists - including Law Society Council members, the Solicitors Regulation Authority and representatives of the judiciary - working closely with Law Society experts to ensure we give you the best possible support.

Not only does your annual membership fee give you exclusive online content, e-newsletters, regional training seminars and topical webinars but you can also access archived online content and recorded webinars, making your membership go even further.

What you pay and how to join

To join this Section as an individual member, you pay £125 for 12 months.

For more information, see the table below.

For more information about Sections, visit the Communities homepage .

Membership fees

Section Individual Corporate

1 to 4

5 to 10

Advocacy

£125pp

n/a

Civil Litigation

£150pp

n/a

Competition

£199pp

£175pp

Family

£150pp

n/a

Private Client

£199pp

£175pp

Property

£199pp

£175pp

 

For pricing details for 5 or more memberships, please email us at MSadmin@lawsociety.org.uk or call 0207 320 5804.

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 Programme has 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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