Higher Rights of Audience

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Preparing for new HRA regulations

In Autumn 2020, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) announced that it will be introducing regulatory changes for the Higher Rights of Audience (HRA) qualification, which allows solicitors to practice advocacy in the Higher courts in England and Wales. In this article, we break down what these changes are and what they mean in practice. What …

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Why turning education into knowledge requires a special kind of teaching

One of the greatest quotes of all time, when it comes to learning came from Benjamin Franklin, one of the United States founding fathers. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn,” he said. Well over two centuries since these wise words were first uttered, they remain as …

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Raising the bar: Why now is the best time to qualify in Higher Rights

Four years after it was due to come into force, the Bar Standards Board has announced its decision to retire the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocacy (QASA). Speaking at the Westminster Legal Policy Forum in November 2017, BSB Director General Dr Vanessa Davies described the change in direction as necessary in conforming with the regulator’s …

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