News and advice for solicitor advocates from the Law Society on civil, family and criminal advocacy issues.
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.
This practice note is for criminal solicitors taking instructions and advising at police stations and at Magistrates' Courts where the virtual first hearing system is in use.
This practice note provides information on advising a client on plea in the absence of full disclosure.
This practice note is intended to help you avoid the risk of inadvertently committing or procuring the commission of a criminal offence.
Issues arise when you are considering either withdrawing from representing a defendant, or taking on a transferred case, close to or in the course of the trial. This practice note provides advice on managing the process.
His Honour Judge Peter Rook QC provides an update on training for advocates dealing with vulnerable witnesses, scheduled to start this autumn.
Advice, information and resources for advocacy practitioners
The Court of Appeal has granted leave to appeal against the original Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) decision in the High Court.
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.
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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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