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Notice of intention to rely on hearsay evidence is dealt with under Section 33.2 of the Civil Procedure Rules.
His Honour Judge Peter Rook QC provides an update on training for advocates dealing with vulnerable witnesses, scheduled to start this autumn.
Skeleton arguments are intended to provide a short and succinct account of the areas of controversy in the case.
Mind, the mental health charity, has developed a mental health toolkit - a practical guide for prosecutors and advocates to 'help them offer the right support for people with mental health problems'.
Joy Merriam cautions family solicitors to be prepared for higher rights in family law.
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.
Joy Merriam provides five top tips for higher rights beginners on avoiding procedural and etiquette pitfalls in the Crown Court.
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