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A day in the life of a DDJ: conduct of advocates in courtSubscription

26 April 2017

Our resident deputy district judge columnist identifies conduct issues in court. 

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FAQ: Is there anything that I can do to amend the court record?

20 April 2017

I am acting for a defendant in civil litigation. I have discovered that the claimant’s solicitors closed some time ago, although the firm remains on the court record. As the firm has ceased to trade, I have written to the claimant directly but have not received a response. Is there anything that I can do to amend the court record?

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Advocacy in the youth court: where expertise mattersSubscription

16 February 2017By

Laura Cooper of the Youth Justice Legal Centre (YJLC) offers her best practice advice for working with children in the criminal justice system, and provides details of upcoming youth court advocacy training delivered by the Law Society and the YJLC.

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Top 10 tips for advocacy in the magistrates court


Sarah Newens shares her best practice preparation tips 

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Top tips for tribunal advocacy

How advocates can shine in a tribunal setting

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