News and advice for solicitor advocates from the Law Society on civil, family and criminal advocacy issues.
A move by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to limit the role of legal advisers to witnesses in fraud investigations has prompted the Law Society of England and Wales to publish guidance for solicitors.
Ministry of Justice plans to impose cuts of up to £30 million on criminal defence solicitors have been condemned today by the Law Society.
Six solicitor advocates were included in today's Queen's Counsel appointments
The Law Society will cease involvement in the Advocates' Graduated Fee Scheme working group due to transparency concerns.
After 23 years in the CPS, Eunice Shang-Simpson loves being in charge of her own destiny.
Solicitor advocates and barristers who question vulnerable witnesses in court during criminal trials are set to undergo a bespoke training programme.
This practice note outlines the main provisions of the relevant conventions and protocols and highlights the duty to enquire and, if necessary, investigate further, any credible claim that an individual has been a victim of trafficking.
The Law Society has collaborated with the City Law School and the Youth Justice Legal Centre to develop structured training courses tailored for our members who practise in the criminal courts.
Robert Bourns has criticised the long-term negative 'campaign' against solicitor advocates.
The Law Society's guidance has been sought on the application to local authority Children Act meetings of Outcome 11.01 and Indicative Behaviour 11.4 in the Solicitors Regulation Authority Code of Conduct 2011.
Three-step training course for solicitor advocates - available nationwide
Training for solicitor advocates and barristers questioning vulnerable witnesses in the courtroom
Solicitor-Advocate Sarah Newens shares her top tips on good advocacy
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Free CPD event - 1 June 2016
This seminar will examine developments in the law relating to the partial defences to murder of loss of control and diminished responsibility.
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