News and advice for solicitor advocates from the Law Society on civil, family and criminal advocacy issues.
Advocacy skills can be crucial in shaping the outcome of a case. Our practical resources will help you become more effective as an advocate in whichever court you appear in.
The SRA is reviewing civil and criminal advocacy standards and regulation. This page explains our view and what we're doing to support members.
View a collection of practice notes, mental health guides and services to help you support vulnerable witnesses.
The government has confirmed which types of legal practitioners are classed as key workers who are essential to the running of the justice system.
This guidance explains how paragraphs 1.1 to 1.4 of the Solicitors Regulation Authority's (SRA) Code of Conduct for Solicitors, RELs and RFLs apply to local authority Children Act meetings.
We run training courses to help solicitor advocates working with children and vulnerable witnesses practise more effectively.
This practice note provides information on advising a client on plea in the absence of full disclosure.
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.
This practice note provides guidance to members of the Law Society's Mental Capacity (Welfare) accreditation scheme in carrying out their duties.
This practice note is intended to help you avoid the risk of inadvertently committing or procuring the commission of a criminal offence.
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.
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