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.
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?
This practice note outlines the main provisions of the relevant conventions and protocols and highlights the duty to enquire and, if necessary, investigate further, any credible claim that an individual has been a victim of trafficking.
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 ...
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