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SRA Higher Rights of Audience Course
Information about the SRA Higher Rights of Audience Course at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University.
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Gain the necessary skills to develop as an advocate once you have completed the course and the assessment, and to justify the grant of higher court advocacy rights under section 2.2(c) of the IPREG Certification Rules 2012 (“the 2012 rules”).
Principles of Practical Case Analysis and Criminal Evidence Handling
During this course delegates will be able to learn and develop the skills of thorough case analysis and preparation to enable appropriate decisions to be made on plea, preparation for trial, trial tactics, witness orders, witness examination [examination in chief and cross examination] as well as possible legal arguments. This will be done by considering a simple case study.
Vulnerable Witness Handling (Crime): Principles and Practice
This online introductory course for new advocates will concentrate on the first principles of vulnerable witness handling in the criminal courts.
Pleadings: First Principles and Practice (Civil)
During this course delegates tackle drafting statements of case in the civil courts from first principles. Delegates analyse the case to arrive at a case theory and develop this as a basis for the structure of Particulars of Claim. Analysis of Particulars of Claim leads to development of a case theory and structure for a Defence and Counterclaim. Delegates’ skills are then developed further, in the context of a case study, so they are able to draft competent, precise, and concise statements of case.
Vulnerable Witness Handling (Civil): Principles and Practice
This online introductory course for new advocates will concentrate on the first principles of vulnerable witness handling in the civil courts. Whilst the principles of vulnerable witness handling have been mandated in the criminal for some time, the position was only formalised by CPR Practice Direction 1A.
Witness Statements: Principles and Practice (Civil)
This interactive course seeks to address some of those concerns, especially for new practitioners, by taking the task of drafting a witness statement back to the first principles of evidence and evidence gathering, ensuring compliance with the relevant case law and Guidance.
Appearing as an Advocate in the Magistrates’ Courts
This course has been designed to support the new advocate as they prepare to appear in the Magistrates Court for the first time.
Intellectual Property Litigation and Advocacy - Certificate in
Certificate in IP Litigation and Advocacy