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Advocacy Section update - The Law Society of England and Wales

08 December 2016

Best of 2016

Are you using the free services available for defence witnesses?

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.

How do you prepare to cross-examine an expert?

Winner of the Solicitor Advocate of the Year award 2016, Ranjit Uppal provides a 10-point guide to help young advocates begin to develop their own style and techniques when cross-examining experts.

Robert Bourns interview: 'Solicitor advocates are not given enough credit for what they do'

Law Society president Robert Bourns about his thoughts on the state of advocacy in 2016, QASA, the long-term negative ‘campaign’ questioning the adequacy of solicitor advocates, and more…

Penny Madden QC interview

Penny Madden was one of the three solicitor advocates that took silk in 2016. She discusses her journey towards becoming a QC, and her hints and tips for approaching the application process.

Advocates - how can the Law Society Library help you?

The Library has many resources available to help with the conduct of advocacy. You don’t even have to be in London to use the Library.

Featured events

Advocacy and the Vulnerable training – book your place now – nationwide, December & January

The Advocacy and the Vulnerable Training was developed in conjunction with the Bar to help solicitor advocates and barristers strike the balance between advancing their client’s case effectively in court whilst ensuring vulnerable witnesses are not subjected to undue stress.

Solicitor judge appointed to Court of Appeal: save the date for our event on 2 February 2017

The President of the Law Society, Robert Bourns, will be hosting an evening to acknowledge Sir Gary Hickinbottom’s appointment to the Court of Appeal. In addition, you will have the opportunity to hear from several solicitor judges who have reached a particular point on the judicial ladder.

Youth Court Advocacy

The SRA’s Youth Court Advocacy toolkit is now live. Find out more about the new Youth Justice Advocacy Training course that the Law Society has developed with the Youth Justice Legal Centre.

More news

Important: Accessing your Section webinars from November 2016
Gazette Roundtable: solicitor-advocates
Fury over Gove’s call for practice curbs on ‘second-class’ solicitor-advocates

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