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High Court’s new judicial assistant scheme

Junior members may be interested in the new judicial assistant scheme being launched by the High Court. Designed to build on the success of the existing separate arrangements for the provision of JAs for judges in the Commercial Court and Chancery Division in the Business and Property Courts, the new scheme will be further extended

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March 2019 Newsletter

Dear SAHCA members Welcome to the March Newsletter. SAHCA continues to represent the voice of solicitor advocates, and it has been another busy month. Chair’s March Statement We have been engaging with the Equality and Human Rights Commission in respect to issues of recruitment of advocates to panels. Read more Law Society Petition The Law

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Poor Quality Skeleton Arguments Criticised by the Court of Appeal

Advocates have been told by the Court of Appeal they should expect severe treatment for burdening the courts with irrelevant and protracted submissions. Lord Justice Irwin delivered the main Judgment in Harverye v The Secretary of State for the Home Department . The case involved the dismissal of an appeal of a deportation order made by

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SAHCA delivers free Judicial Review training to members

SAHCA held a free training event for its members on the 21 March 2019. The training was delivered by the Chair of SAHCA and covered an introduction to the skills necessary in order to be an advocate in judicial review matters, from inception, permission through to final judgement. This is the first in a series

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The Access to Justice Foundation

The Access to Justice Foundation works to promote initiatives that ensure that deprived sectors of society are not barred from protecting their interests, or defending themselves, in Court. Advocates who undertake pro bono work are able to seek a pro bono costs award on successful completion of a case, which supports the work of the

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