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.
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A move by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to limit the role of legal advisers to witnesses in fraud investigations has prompted the Law Society of England and Wales 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.
Ministry of Justice plans to impose cuts of up to £30 million on criminal defence solicitors have been condemned today by the Law Society.
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.
The Law Society's Practice Advice Service offers guidance on solicitor-advocates's costs in criminal proceedings.
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.
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This training teaches how to advance a client’s case well whilst ensuring witnesses are not subjected to undue stress.
An opportunity for solicitor advocates and judges, and those aspiring to join the judiciary to network over a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie or two.
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