News and advice for solicitor advocates from the Law Society on civil, family and criminal advocacy issues.
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.
The Law Society has prepared guidance for solicitors who are opting to unbundle their delivery of legal services in order to help clients in the wake of the government's drastic legal aid cuts.
Tribunal Judge (First Tier Health, Education and Social Care Chamber) Meleri Tudur provides some tips on how to successfully manage unrepresented parties.
Professor Dame Hazel Genn, Dean of the Faculty of Laws at University College London (UCL), provides an overview of UCL's two-day course aimed at increasing understanding of what it means to be a judge
Update on the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA).
In the final QASA consultation, the Law Society has re-stated its fundamental objections to elements of the scheme.
The three regulatory bodies have issued a fourth and final consultation on the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA).
After the public spat between the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority at the beginning of the month, peace seems to have broken out.
Read the Law Society response to the Bar Standards Board's (BSB's) consultation on the introduction of an aptitude test as an entry requirement for the Bar Professional Training Course.
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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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