• Professional Development

    Higher Rights of Audience (HR)

  • Having the skills to conduct civil or criminal advocacy in the higher courts is a real advantage to a solicitor’s career. As well as enabling you to provide a complete advocacy service to clients, it can enhance you professional status and increase your earning potential. 

    The University of Law is an acknowledged provider of Higher Rights of Audience Advocacy Assessments and also provides the relevant training for such assessments. Our leading, quality programme is fully accredited by the SRA under the 2011 Regulations, allowing us to provide Dispute Resolution solicitors with the knowledge, skills and qualifications required for practice.

    Each day of attendance on our Higher Rights equates to six CPD hours and courses are available to both Civil and Criminal practitioners on a public basis at our London Moorgate centre.  We also offer Higher Rights on an in-house basis.

    In addition, for trainees wishing to pursue a career in litigation, Higher Rights training can be chosen as a replacement for PSC electives. And those who successfully complete the assessment can apply for Higher Rights accreditation on qualification.

    Please ensure you read the important information in relation to the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (criminal) QASA update in the below section.

  • For legal employers

    To maximise profit and potential…give your lawyers an edge with our Professional Development training courses. Contact us to discuss your training requirements at pdpublic@law.ac.uk

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