Higher Rights of Audience (Criminal & Civil)

Location: Nottinghamshire Law Society & Nottingham Law School
Date: 6th Oct 2020
Start Time: 9:00 am
Finish Time: 5:00 pm
Tutor: Nottingham Law School

Member Price: £1350.00 Ex.VAT £1,620 inc. VAT

Non Member Price: £1350.00 Ex.VAT £1,620 inc. VAT

Enrolment onto the Nottingham Law School Higher Rights of Audience Course (Civil and Criminal) begins on Tuesday 6 October.

In light of the Coronavirus Pandemic, teaching on this course is blended, so that:

  • Evidence, Procedure and Ethics will be delivered online during October; and
  • Advocacy training will be delivered face to face at Nottingham Trent University’s City site in late November.

Key diary dates:

  • Face to face teaching is currently scheduled for Thursday 19, Friday 20 and Saturday 21 November 2020.
  • Assessments are currently scheduled for Monday 7 December 2020 and will take place at Nottingham Trent University’s City site.


£1,350 +VAT per course (including assessment).

For queries, please contact Professor Jane Jarman, Course Leader jane.jarman@ntu.ac.uk

The NLS approach

The NLS approach is simple. Advocacy is a skill that is developed over time, with support and constant feedback from fellow advocates. Our HRA programmes have been developed with that approach in mind.

NLS is committed to the “learning by doing” approach to legal education and we want you to make the most of your time with us. We want to ensure that you will feel confident to use your rights to conduct advocacy and develop as a practitioner. For that reason, we have designed this course to ensure that you have the space and time to develop your skills alongside work in the office over a period of three months from enrolment to assessment. The course starts from first enrolment as your prepare for attendance at the summer school training.

The training will include:

  • Online pre course study with directed reading, short form exercises to consolidate knowledge, case study preparation, directed reading, film clips, and short “how to” talks from distinguished lawyers via the NLS online learning portal, NOW;
  • Practical training from practising advocates and litigators supported by academic expertise in course design, teaching and assessment;
  • Use of state of the art courtroom facilities during the Advocacy training;
  • Post course Mock Assessment with one to one written and oral feedback prior to assessment
  • Opportunity to complete both the criminal and civil assessments in September 2020 after completion of the summer school.

This is a practical and comprehensive course designed for solicitors who wish to deepen their knowledge and skills in High Court and Crown Court litigation and advocacy. It focuses not just on the Higher Right of Audience assessments, but also on supporting its graduates as they chart a trajectory as a practising advocate.

A flexible course

The training has been designed to allow maximum flexibility for those candidates who wish to undertake some training sessions prior to taking the HRA Assessments. Candidates can chose from the following, depending on their level of expertise and the qualification chosen:

Evidence, Procedure and Ethics Course (Criminal or Civil) Advocacy Skills (Criminal or Civil)

Online pre and post course preparation
3 day course
Generic advocacy (2 days) specialist advocacy in a criminal or civil context (1 day)

Both the Criminal and Civil courses require engagement with extensive online materials prior to the study days in June and July 2020.

Member Price: £1350.00 Ex.VAT £1,620 inc. VAT

Non Member Price: £1350.00 Ex.VAT £1,620 inc. VAT