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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.
This practice note is for criminal solicitors taking instructions and advising at police stations and at Magistrates' Courts where the virtual first hearing system is in use.
In the first of a two-part feature, Lord Wilson reflects on his career in family law and shares his views on topical issues, including no-fault divorce and ADR.
In the second installment of a two-part feature, Lord Wilson discusses the role of the child in court proceedings, transparency in the family courts, access to justice, and diversity in the profession.
Keith Etherington speaks about his journey to the bench, and offers in-depth practical advice on the process - and the skills and experience the JAC is looking for.
Another installment of our semi-regular series charting a typical day in the life of a deputy district judge. This week, a family sitting day.
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Days in the life of a deputy district judge
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