October Newsletter – Sent out to members last week

This is the October Newsletter which was sent out to members last week.

Dear Members

October has been a busy month with the annual Lord Slynn Memorial Lecture and the annual Conference and AGM. At the AGM we thanked Will Richmond-Coggan for his hard work as Chair over the past two years. We elected and welcomed a new Chair as well as three new officers. Head over to the SAHCA website (sahca.org.uk) for details of recent events or click on the links below.

New Chair’s Statement

Dear Members As the newly appointed Chair, I will naturally bring new ideas and new focus to the Association. I’m keen that we focus our limited resources to ensure that we achieve the maximum amount we can for you our members… Read more

The Future of Advocacy is Here – Report on Conference 2018

This year’s Conference was a particular success, thanks mainly to the former Chair Will Richmond-Coggan, who put in considerable effort to draw together the straws of the conference and make it a success. The Keynote speech was given by the Rt Hon Lord Justice Vos, the current Chancellor of the High Court… Read more

Student Advocacy Competition

We have launched an advocacy competition aimed at students who are currently studying a law related course. There is a separate web page here with information and updates about the competition and how to enter, or you can check our our YouTube channel… Read more

Law Society’s Crime Practitioner’s Group Representative

We are seeking a criminal practitioner who would like to join the Law Society’s ‘Crime Practitioners Group’ as a representative of SAHCA. The group meets on a monthly basis and consists of one or two reps from each of the main crime solicitor rep groups… Read more

Justice in a time of Austerity

Justice in a Time of Austerity is a project about peoples’ experiences of the civil justice system after the 2013 legal aid cuts. It combines academic and journalistic research to better understand the experiences of people as they move through the justice system of England and Wales… Read more

Ethical Obligations of Lawyers During Major Incidents

The Law Society would like to invite you to an ethics breakfast panel the Law Society is holding on 1st November 2018 entitled Ethical Obligations of Lawyers during a Major Incident. The event forms part of Justice Week… Read more

Training Opportunity in Siberia

The Solicitors International Human Rights Group has asked SAHCA to collaborate in the staging in Siberia of a jury trial advocates training programme in February 2019… Read more

A Career in Solicitor Advocacy?

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… Read more 


As ever, if you have ideas or views which you would like to share with us please get in touch, either via the website (sahca.org.uk) or email us at admin@sahca.org.uk.

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