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.
A move by the SFO to limit the role of legal advisers to witnesses in fraud investigations has prompted the Law Society to publish guidance for solicitors.
Our resident deputy district judge columnist identifies conduct issues in court.
Laura Cooper of the Youth Justice Legal Centre (YJLC) offers her best practice advice for working with children in the criminal justice system, and provides details of upcoming youth court advocacy training delivered by the Law Society and the YJLC.
Andrew Cousins discusses how firms can offer a wide-ranging advocacy service for their clients.
Ranjit Uppal, director at Switalskis Solicitors and a solicitor within their child care law team, describes his self-developed style and approach to preparing for a contested hearing and cross-examination of a witness.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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