Practice and Procedure

Advocacy compromise deal includes judicial assessment

PUBLISHED March 23, 2012

Judicial assessment will remain a ?central element? of the controversial quality assurance scheme for advocates, legal regulators announced today. However it will apply only to Crown court advocates. Accreditations will begin this summer.

Under an agreement on the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) announced by the three main legal regulators, all advocates who undertake trial work in the Crown court will have their performance assessed live in court by a judge.

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