Role Summary

Role Summary

Briefs are available for collection or sent to you by post or email, normally 5 days in advance of the hearing. This gives you sufficient time to prepare the case and conduct any legal research as necessary.
 
On arriving at court on the day of the hearing(s) you will be acting on behalf of an instructing solicitor. You will often be the only representative at court and you must liaise with any defendants that attend and where appropriate, negotiate a settlement on your client's behalf. You must liaise with your instructing solicitors throughout this process.
 
You will represent your client in court before a District Judge. You must put forward their case and make the necessary submissions to obtain the most favourable order possible.
 
Finally, you are required to submit an attendance note for each hearing, accurately stating the order obtained from the Judge, summarising the submissions made by each party and the reasoning behind the Judge's decision.
 


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