News and advice for solicitor advocates from the Law Society on civil, family and criminal advocacy issues.
Insights from our resident deputy district judge
Our resident deputy district judge columnist explains how she approaches vulnerable litigants in person, and how she expects advocates to behave in their dealings with them.
Ian Kelcey explains why all criminal solicitor advocates should undertake the Bar Council/Law Society’s vulnerable witness training for their own personal development, and to keep pace with their counterparts at the bar.
We speak to Adam Johnson about his experience of the application process, the impact on his practice, and his thoughts on the state of advocacy in 2017.
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.
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.
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.
Prove your experience in representing the needs of vulnerable clients to prospective clients.
This training teaches how to advance a client’s case well whilst ensuring witnesses are not subjected to undue stress.
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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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