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.
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.
Helen Johnson discusses the challenges facing solicitor advocates today, and gives her predictions for the year ahead.
Find out what a 'typical' day looks like for an (anonymous) deputy district judge ...
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.
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