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Are you using the free services available for defence witnesses?

18 November 2016

Did you know about the wealth of free, independent and impartial support offered by the Citizens Advice Witness Service for defence and prosecution witnesses? Paula Ellen explains

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What next for unbundling?

13 October 2016

In the last part of our annual series celebrating the nominees for the Solicitor Advocate of the Year award at the Law Society’s Excellence Awards, Robin Denford describes how a recent case has changed his attitudes towards the unbundling of services - is more explicit guidance for solicitors needed?

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Solicitor silks appointed in record numbers

12 January 2017

The inclusion of six solicitor advocates in today’s Queen’s Counsel appointments is a new record for solicitors appointed to the prestigious rank, the Law Society of England and Wales said today.

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Advocacy Section renewals

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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

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.

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