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Court representation by a solicitor who already understands you and your case

It is now 20 years since changes in the law which allowed solicitors to represent their clients in the higher courts for the first time.  Before 1994, solicitors were required to instruct barristers if the case was heard in the Crown Court, High Court, Court of Appeal, Court of Session, Privy Council or House of Lords (now the Supreme Court).  The reforms enabled those solicitors with sufficient experience to apply for higher rights of audience and to appear before the higher courts as Solicitor Advocates on behalf of their clients.

There are less than 6500 Solicitor Advocates accredited in the UK. At Royds Withy King, we have a number of team members who have obtained higher rights of audience and can undertake their own advocacy. This brings many benefits to our clients:

  • Solicitor Advocates will have prepared all the paperwork and carried out the necessary investigations in the build up to a hearing, so by the time court proceedings get underway, they will already know the case inside out.
  • Solicitor Advocates who handle all aspects of the case can build a stronger relationship with clients.
  • As a member of the Royds Withy King team, our Solicitor Advocates have access to the specialist knowledge of other departments within the firm.
  • Fees for our advocacy service are competitive. Our Solicitor Advocates will provide you with the most up to date information about the potential costs of your case at the outset and throughout proceedings.


Contact us now to find out how our lawyers can help keep your business ahead of the curve.