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FAQ: Signing interpreters

11 October 2016

The Law Society Library lists guidance on arranging court interpreters for deaf and hearing-impaired litigants

ranjit uppal

How do you prepare to cross examine an expert?Subscription

5 October 2016By

In the third part of our annual series celebrating the nominees for the Solicitor Advocate of the Year award at the Law Society’s Excellence Awards, Ranjit Uppal provides a 10-point guide to help young advocates begin to develop their own style and techniques when cross-examining experts.

Adam Tear

Contempt - a solicitor advocate's perspectiveSubscription

7 September 2016By

In the first part of our annual series celebrating the nominees for the Solicitor Advocate of the Year award at the Law Society’s Excellence Awards, Adam Tear, the 2013 winner, offers his expert take on handling committal hearings - few and far between, perhaps, but an ever-changing area of the law.

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sarah newens

Top 10 tips for advocacy in the magistrates court

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Sarah Newens shares her best practice preparation tips 

Swami Raghavan

Top tips for tribunal advocacy

How advocates can shine in a tribunal setting

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