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.
Mike O'Brien muses on why it's always the less obvious facts in a case that require the most care and attention.
Solicitor Advocate of the Year 2015, Helen Johnson, explains how the Ministry of Justice's proposals for restricting in-house advocates ignores a vital benefit that advocates can offer clients - continuity of representation
Simon Heaney draws on his past experiences in court to speak out on why the first rule of advocacy should be to always prepare for the least expected.
John-Paul MacNamara explains why advocacy is the centrepiece of his firm's training programme for new starters.
Tim Taylor QC explains how he approaches international arbitration as a solicitor advocate - and gets into the heads of the decision-makers.
Solicitor Advocate of the Year 2015, Helen Johnson, explains how the Ministry of Justice's proposals for restricting in-house advocates ignores a vital benefit that advocates can offer clients - continuity of representation.
The number of solicitor advocates appearing before tribunals remains low. Upper Tribunal Judge Raghavan outlines how advocates can shine in a tribunal setting.
District Judge Graham Wilkinson offers a judicial perspective on how the court will expect solicitor advocates to engage with litigants in person.
Joe Egan shares his thoughts on the current challenges and pressures faced by solicitor-advocates, how advocates can prepare for the future, and how he intends to support advocates when in office.
Notice of intention to rely on hearsay evidence is dealt with under Section 33.2 of the Civil Procedure Rules.
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