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Solicitor-advocate training ‘not fit for purpose’ – Law Society’s Gazette

“The training given to solicitor-advocates is ‘not fit for purpose’ and must be improved to conquer the perception that they are inferior to barristers, according to an independent review.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th December 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

New advocacy proposals ‘prejudice’ solicitors – Law Society’s Gazette

“A proposed new quality assurance scheme for criminal advocates could prejudice solicitors because it places too much weight on the views of judges, an advocates’ group has warned.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 25th October 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Law Society complains over judge’s remarks on solicitor-advocates – Law Society’s Gazette

“The Law Society has made an official complaint over what it says were ‘inappropriate comments’ by a Crown court judge about the alleged incompetence of three solicitor-advocates.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 30th April 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Fraud case judge slams solicitor- advocates for ‘incompetence’ – Law Society’s Gazette

“An extraordinary public row has erupted over the role of solicitor-advocates after a Crown Court judge told a court that he came close to discharging a jury because of concerns that a solicitor lacked the competence to represent his client properly.”

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Law Society’s Gazette,  23rd April 2009

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk


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