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14 September 2015

Solicitor Advocacy Course Goes From Strength To Strength

Over 30 local solicitors from across Northern Ireland participated in the annual Advanced Advocacy course run by the Law Society of Northern Ireland. This is the 16th Year of the course which continues to grow in popularity and attendance.

Organised by the Law Society in conjunction with the Advocacy Working Party and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), local solicitors are trained to improve and develop their advocacy skills and obtain an insight into those factors that make a competent advocate.

The intensive course combining training in advocacy and evidence culminated in a trial in the High Court presided over by members of the judiciary from Northern Ireland, England and Wales and the United States.

The course also involves some of Northern Ireland's most senior A&E doctors taking on the role of key witnesses.

Speaking the President of the Law Society, Arleen Elliot said:

“We are delighted that so many solicitors have taken part in the Advanced Advocacy course this year. We are grateful to the members of judiciary, the Advocacy Working Party, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), local solicitors and the senior doctors whose ongoing help and support have made this course as worthwhile as possible to those undertaking it”