Obtain the skills and qualification necessary 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 SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority) 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. Unless you have comprehensive experience in advocacy, we recommend you undertake at least one of either the written or practical training courses to give yourself the best possible chance of passing the assessment.
Our 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.
- Kaplan Altior is accredited by the SRA to deliver Higher Rights of Audience assessments under the Higher Rights of Audience Regulations 2011.
- Both our assessments and training are delivered by our team of highly experienced trainers who are all 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.
In addition, for delegates the benefits of becoming a Higher Court advocate include:
- Offer a complete service to clients
- Greater professional status and reputation
- Higher earning potential
- Enhanced advocacy, communication and case management skills