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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.

ranjit uppal

How to prepare for a care trial

13 February 2017By

Ranjit Uppal, director at Switalskis Solicitors and a solicitor within their child care law team, describes his self-developed style and approach to preparing for a contested hearing and cross-examination of a witness.

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FAQ: Assessment of solicitor-advocates' costs in criminal proceedings

6 February 2017

The Criminal Defence Service (Funding) Order 2007 (SI 2007/1174) came into force for all representations granted on or after 30 April 2007. It has since been amended including by The Criminal Defence Service (Funding) Amendment Order 2010 (SI 2010/679). It gives increased remuneration for solicitors undertaking advocacy in the Crown Court, with other changes for solicitors with higher court rights of audience. More details can be found in Fees for Crown Court advocacy by Anthony Edwards, ...

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Top 10 tips for advocacy in the magistrates court


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Swami Raghavan

Top tips for tribunal advocacy

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