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City Law School offering criminal advocacy courses

Aimed at enhancing the advocacy skills of new and experienced solicitor advocates, the courses will run in association with the Law Society in London (22nd March and 6th June) and Manchester (8th June).
by John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer)

The City Law School and The Law Society will be running Criminal Advocacy courses in London and Manchester in March and June 2017.

Robin SellersThe one-day courses are focused on enhancing the advocacy skills of new and experienced solicitor advocates.

Safe hands

The courses are as follows: Advanced Criminal Advocacy: London (22 March); Essential Criminal Advocacy: London (6 June); and Essential Criminal Advocacy: Manchester (8 June).

The lead trainer is Robin Sellers, a City Law School Lecturer and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) consultant.

Writing in the Community Advocacy section of the Law Society website, Mr Sellers notes that the courses are aimed at ensuring that practitioners "are a safe pair of hands in the criminal courts before moving on to more advanced techniques."

He goes on the say that the training does not come at the expense of the practitioner's individuality:

"It is not about stifling style or flare, which should survive the process intact or develop later, once the practitioner is competent and confident in the execution of their task. Once the basics are in place, the advocate is free to learn and develop within their own experience because by then they know they have the confidence to perform and succeed."

To read more about the City Law School/Law Society Criminal Advocacy courses, please visit this weblink.

Solicitor advocate

Solicitor advocate is the title used by a solicitor who is qualified to represent clients as an advocate in the higher courts in England and Wales or in Scotland or Northern Ireland.

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