TITLE

Solicitors to shun advocacy as criminal barristers strike

AUTHOR(S)
Harris, Joanne
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
Lawyer;9/19/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 36, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Suggests that British solicitors will refuse to carry out advocacy in criminal cases during the forthcoming criminal bar strike, even if a court demands that they appear. Instruction issued by the Law Society to solicitors on not acting or continuing to act, if a client cannot be represented with competence or diligence; Power of a solicitor to refuse to appear in a court trial or at a plea and case management hearing if a solicitor is not qualified as an advocate, or if the client's instructions did not include appearance as an advocate, and case management hearing; Guidance issued by the Law Society to solicitors in anticipation of the criminal barristers' October 2005 strike.
ACCESSION #
18405112

 

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