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Joy Merriam

Excellence Awards: nominee Joy Merriam on the challenges facing solicitor advocates.

9 October 2017By

Joy Merriam shares her views on the challenges facing solicitor advocates in crime and child care.

raj chada

Excellence Awards: Q&A with nominee Raj Chada

6 October 2017By

Raj Chada talks about the challenges faced by solicitor advocates, his professional highlights of the year so far, and what he’ll be working on in the months ahead.

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Representing older children in care proceedings: case law update

18 December 2017By

Vicky Preece, winner of the Solicitor Advocate of the Year award 2017, discusses some recent decisions of interest for practitioners representing older children in care proceedings. 

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Advocacy Section renewals

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 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

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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