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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.
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.
This practice note is intended to help you avoid the risk of inadvertently committing or procuring the commission of a criminal offence.
This practice note provides information on advising a client on plea in the absence of full disclosure.
Issues arise when you are considering either withdrawing from representing a defendant, or taking on a transferred case, close to or in the course of the trial. This practice note provides advice on managing the process.
Attend the Civil Litigation autumn conference 2019 and learn about changes to the Civil Procedure Rules, what civil litigators and dispute resolution experts need to know, gain practical advice in relation to e-filling.
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Days in the life of a deputy district judge
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