SAHCA Chair, Will Richmond-Coggan, with committee members Deborah Piccos and Victor Stockinger, have gone back to University. The University of Law in Bloomsbury, to be precise, where they were part of a panel last night talking to current students about a career in solicitor advocacy. The event was well attended and the students who came had a range of questions about the challenges of the role, the different routes to qualification available and, cutting to the chase, whether solicitor advocates or barristers are better paid! A number of the students have taken up the opportunity to attend SAHCA’s annual conference this Saturday as guests of the association, where some further exciting announcements aimed at aspiring advocates are planned.
After the event, Will said “It was really good to see so many students interested in finding out more about a career in solicitor-advocacy. It does finally seem to be becoming recognised as a legitimate career path in its own right, and Deborah, Victor and I were pleased to meet with such a positive reaction and so much interest in the work that we and the association undertake.” One of the attendees (@jonavevan) commented on Twitter that the talk by the “amazing” panel was “greatly informative … for those wishing to go down the solicitor advocacy route”.