This course ensures the necessary skills and qualifications are obtained to represent clients in the civil or criminal higher courts in England and Wales by achieving the Higher Rights of Audience accreditation.
To exercise these rights, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) specifies the completion of an advocacy assessment for either the civil or criminal courts. To gain rights in both courts, you will need to undertake an assessment for each pathway.
Altior’s supplementary, beneficial four-day training course covers the various essential aspects of Crown Court and High Court preparation and advocacy, designed to guide candidates through the assessment process and to stand them in good stead for life as an advocate in the higher courts.
- Altior is accredited by the SRA to deliver Higher Rights of Audience assessments under the Higher Rights of Audience Regulations.
- This course will be taught under new regulations announced by the SRA in Autumn 2020, which are set to come into force on 31 January 2020.
- This course is delivered by Altior’s team of expert trainers who are practising Higher Court Advocates.
- Practical programme to ensure learning is directly applicable in the workplace.
- Successful completion of the course will enable you and your firm to handle all aspects of litigation work on behalf of clients.
- Qualification is designed to equip candidates for work in the Higher Courts, and the skills and experience obtained will help you to conduct more effective advocacy in all courts.
- Aspects of the programme will also enhance your knowledge of evidence and ethics that will help develop wider litigation expertise.
- Those with sufficient advocacy experience can choose to take the assessment only option.