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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In the third part of our annual series celebrating the nominees for the Solicitor Advocate of the Year award, Ranjit Uppal provides a 10-point guide to help young advocates begin to develop their own style and techniques when cross-examining experts.
Adam Tear offers his expert take on handling committal hearings - few and far between, perhaps, but an ever-changing area of the law.
We speak to Lady Justice Macur about vulnerable witness training, the importance of continual learning for advocates, and the common mistakes she sees solicitor advocates making - and how you can avoid them.
The Law Society's guidance has been sought on the application to local authority Children Act meetings of Outcome 11.01 and Indicative Behaviour 11.4 in the Solicitors Regulation Authority Code of Conduct 2011.
As he takes office, we speak to new Law Society president Robert Bourns about his thoughts on the state of advocacy in 2016, QASA, the long-term negative 'campaign' questioning the adequacy of solicitor advocates, and more ...
Soraya Pascoe discusses how she handled an LiP giving evidence against her client in the Family Court, and the steps she took to keep proceedings on an even keel.
Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Rights Civil) Sarah Newens shares her best practice preparation tips for the magistrates court.
Mr Justice Coulson has ruled that a claimant could recover trial advocacy fees under CPR 45 when a claim settled on the day of the hearing, before the trial was heard.
Penny Madden was one of the three solicitor advocates that took silk in 2016. She discusses her journey towards becoming a QC, and her hints and tips for approaching the application process.
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