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Society of Solicitor Advocates Introductory Course 2014

The Society of Solicitor Advocates is running an Introductory Course for prospective Solicitor Advocates on Friday 25 April 2014.

The half-day event at Brodies, 15 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 8HA is intended for all solicitors (civil or criminal) considering applying for extended rights of audience who would like to know more about the process.

Speakers include Lord Jones, and Coral Riddell, the director of professional practice at the Law Society of Scotland, and experienced solicitor advocates involved with the training and qualification processes.

There will also be a panel session dealing with practical and topical matters relative to practising as a solicitor advocate.

The course will run from 9.10am sharp until 1pm and costs 150, including lunch until 2 pm. Registration opens at 8.45am.

If you would like to attend the course, please contact our Administrator, Ellen Wilson:

Telephone: 01506 846587

Email: ellen@solicitoradvocates.org

Home Website  http://www.solicitoradvocates.org

Faculty Criminal Appeal Service CPD Roadshows

Earlier this year the Faculty of Advocates launched the Criminal Appeal Service which provides a direct link to solicitors requiring advocates in the appeal court.

The service deals with criminal appeals including bail appeals without the need for an Edinburgh office or correspondent. Assistance is available for all necessary communications with the Justiciary Office, Crown Office Appeals Unit and the Supreme Court in London.

The service is led by Donna Foster, a paralegal with extensive appeals experience in the High Court and Supreme Court. The service includes procedural assistance to solicitors and instructing agent at hearings before the appeal court. FSL charge for work done at 50 per cent of SLAB rates.

In addition the Service is currently running a series of CPD roadshow events across the country over the coming months. So far the events are scheduled to take place in Aberdeen on 29 March 2014; Airdrie on 10 April 2014; Galashiels on 14 April 2014; and Perth on 20 May 2014.

The speakers at the events include Brian McConnachie QC, Mark Stewart QC, Niall McCluskey, Moira MacKenzie, Claire Mitchell, and Jim MacDonald.

For more information on the events contact Wendy Hay, Advocate (Wendy.hay@advocates.org.uk) or Donna Foster (donna.foster@advocates.org.uk).

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