Skills

Skills guidance:

Learning the art of advocacy is part of the training for solicitors, but many do not put it in to practice. Formal courses are delivered during the Legal Practice Course,...

Practice Note

Family work is demanding in many ways that have nothing to do with the complexity of the black letter law. By their nature the family client is upset, distracted and...

Practice Note

Time is one of the great commodities of the family lawyer. As a profession, the emphasis has only recently begun to shift from selling time, through to selling 'a great...

Practice Note

Instructing counsel to advocate on a client’s behalf should be a matter of careful thought and preparation. The role of counsel is to provide independent objective advice...

Practice Note