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21 September 2012

Solicitors Advocacy Course Goes From Strength to Strength

President Imelda McMillan is joined by Dame Alish Angelino,solicitors and senior doctors outside Belfast High Court

Nearly 50 local solicitors from across Northern Ireland participated in the annual Advanced Advocacy course run by the Law Society of Northern Ireland. This is the 13th 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, local solicitors are trained to represent their clients in the high court.

The intensive course combining training in advocacy and evidence culminated in a trial in the High Court presided over by current and retired members of the judiciary. It also involved some of Northern Irelands most senior A&E doctors taking on the role of key witnesses.

Speaking at the beginning of the trials the President of the Law Society, Imelda McMillan said:

“We are delighted that so many solicitors have taken part in the Advanced Advocacy course this year and we are grateful to the members of judiciary and the senior doctors whose ongoing help and support have made this course as worthwhile as possible to those undertaking it”