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.
Solicitor advocates and barristers who question vulnerable witnesses in court during criminal trials are set to undergo a bespoke training programme.
The Jeffrey report, undertaken at the request of the Lord Chancellor, reviews the current state of the market and draws some conclusions on the challenges facing the legal professions involved in the supply of criminal advocacy services.
The Law Society has today been granted permission to intervene in the judicial review of the Legal Services Board's approval of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (Crime) lodged by the Criminal Bar Association.
The Law Society has repeated its calls for a delay to the implementation of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) in the light of the delay in approval of the scheme by the Legal Services Board.
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