Events & Training

Since 1 November 2016  solicitors have not longer needed to complete 16 hours CPD annually. However, if you think you don't need to attend any more training courses that would be a mistake! Rather than simply attending training, solicitors now have to be able to show that they have reflected on the quality of their practice and indentified any learning and development needs with reference to the Competence Statement. You must then plan how to address your needs and knowledge gaps and then record and evaluate your activities. A declaration of compliance will be made when renewing your practising certificate and may be subject to auditing.

SAHCA training provides a comprehensive and varied training programme of advocacy training to promote excellence in advocacy and to meet the new requirements. Follow this link to reflect on your practise and be signposted to appropriate training available to satisfy the requirements of continuing competency in advocacy. You can also download a Development Plan for Advocacy for your records. All SAHCA training will also include an Evaluation of Advocacy Training for your records.

Our members receive considerable reductions on the costs of our training and events.

SAHCA is able to provide the training to members who are able to provide suitable facilities and if there is a minimum of 8 delegates. Any members who are interested in coordinating such training should contact SAHCA.

Refunds and cancellation: If you are unable to attend for any reason, we regret we cannot offer a refund. You can always send a substitute if you are unable to come. If we are forced to cancel the event for any reason we will do our best to re-arrange it, but regret we accept no liability in these circumstances.

Full payment must be made in advance of the event to secure your place.


Essential civil advocacy training


This course is specifically designed for those practising in the civil courts and is based on a civil case study  and includes aspects of written advocacy as well as oral advocacy.

The course will cover how to prepare a case using case analysis and case theory,  the essentials of amplification of a witness statement previously served, cross-examination and  re-examination.The main emphasis will be to ensure that delegates practice these skills in small groups led by an experienced advocacy trainer.

Additionally, there will be a focus on the preparation of skeleton submissions to be placed before the Judge prior to a hearing commencing and consideration of the closing submissions to the Judge.

There will be practical exercises based on a civil case study sent to delegates with instructions for advance preparation.

The CPD hours includes the preparation time.

The course fee includes all documentation, refreshments and cold buffet lunch.

Comments from delegates attending the course in 2017 include:


"Excellent – by far the best course I have been on."

"Great opportunity for feedback."

"Developed key skills in advocacy, identified faults and areas on which to concentrate.


Date: June 9, 2018

Start Time: 9:30 am
End Time: 4:00 pm

General Admission for one : £235.00

Members Admission : £185.00

If you're a member please login to take advantage of the discounted rate! If you're not, why not join!

Price: £235.00

Registration Details

Personal Information