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We commission exclusive practice-focused articles from leading practitioners and commentators, to help everyone from first-time advocates to experienced practitioners


Another day in the life of a DDJ: listing emergencies Subscription

12 July 2017

Our resident deputy district judge columnist discusses listing emergencies. 

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Tweeting from court: what you need to know

10 July 2017

The Law Society’s Library provides information regarding live text-based communications from court. 


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

26 April 2017

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

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Notification requirements under the CTA 2008

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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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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

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