Solicitor Advocate Rights of Audience

For further information about each of the courses or, if you would like to note your interest, please contact the relevant co-ordinator for each course, details of this can be found below.

Criminal

The criminal course takes place over three weekends, two of which are training weekends held at The Law Society of Scotland and include various talks and tutorials from both the bench and experienced solicitor advocates. There are also mock oral assessments with feedback, prior to the final assessments. The final assessments take place at the Criminal Appeal Court, Lawnmarket.

Course convener is John Keenan, Solicitor Advocate and Iain McSporran, Solicitor Advocate. 

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016 course. If you wish to enquire about 2017's course please get in touch.

To apply, please download and complete the Criminal Rights of Audience application form.

Once you have submited your application form, you will be contacted and asked to complete the course registration form. Payment is required upon registration.

If you have any queries regarding applying for Rights of Audience please contact Education & training, legaleduc@lawscot.org.uk.

Civil

The civil course runs over three weekends and includes include various talks and tutorials from the Bench, the bar and experienced solicitor advocates. The last weekend forms the final assessment for oral submissions and you will be required to attend on one day only that weekend. The course includes mock oral assessments with feedback, prior to the final assessments.

Convener of the course is Craig Connal QC.

If you wish to enquire about 2017's course please get in touch.

A note from our convener. Please find attached a note from Craig Connal QC, outlining the course objectives.

To apply, please download and complete the Civil Rights of Audience application form. 

Please find the Solicitor Advocate Rules and Guidance notes here. Please refer to Rules C4.

Once you have submited your application form, you will be contacted and asked to complete the course registration form. Payment is required upon registration.

If you have any queries regarding the applications please contact Education & training by email legaleduc@lawscot.org.uk

If you have any queries regarding the training course please contact Update, update@lawscot.org.uk or 0131 476 8201.