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 Law Society has responded to proposals from the MoJ for amendments to the Advocates' Graduated Fee Scheme.
Our resident deputy district judge columnist discusses diversity in the judiciary, her thoughts on the reform of divorce law in the light of the government's consultation, and why she would like to see specialist family courts
Our anonymous Deputy District Judge columnist ponders the changes sweeping through the courts system, both good and bad, and their impact on the judiciary, litigants and access to justice.
We caught up with Vicky Preece, winner of last year's Solicitor Advocate of the Year award, to find out how her success has impacted on her working life and practice.
The Law Society's Library lists resources which contain precedents for skeleton arguments. Read the FAQ.
The Law Society is running Advocacy and the Vulnerable sessions to help solicitor advocates practise more effectively in relation to vulnerable witnesses.
The Law Society's advocacy advisory group has responded to a consultation by Queen's Counsel Appointments proposing changes to the current process.
Andrew Morris puts an important piece of legislation for advocates under the microscope: a special custodial sentence for certain offenders of particular concern, introduced by the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.
On 1 February, an exercise will be launched to select up to seven new members of the Court of Appeal to take up appointment from summer 2018 onwards.
This practice note provides guidance to members of the Law Society's Mental Capacity (Welfare) accreditation scheme in carrying out their duties.
Prove your experience in representing the needs of vulnerable clients to prospective clients.
This training teaches how to advance a client’s case well whilst ensuring witnesses are not subjected to undue stress.
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