Higher Rights of Audience (2011 Regulations)
Update on Criminal Assessment / QASA:
Why do Higher Rights?
- Enhance your professional standing and reputation.
- Enable you and your firm to handle all aspects of litigation work on behalf of clients.
- Give the firm you work for a competitive edge.
- Become a valued member of your firm.
- Although the qualification is designed to equip candidates for work in the Higher Courts, the skills and experience you will obtain will help you conduct more effective advocacy in all courts. Aspects of the programme will also enhance your knowledge of evidence and ethics which will help you develop wider litigation expertise.
Who is eligible?
Although the scheme is intended for solicitors, trainees can also take the assessment during their training contract (and satisfy the elective requirement of the PSC through the associated training if they wish). Trainees must wait until they qualify before they can apply to the SRA for Solicitor Advocate status.
How is the assessment structured?
The single assessment comprises of two elements; a written examination and a practical advocacy assessment.
- Opening Speech
- Examination in Chief
- Cross examination
- Closing Speech
Why choose Kaplan Altior’s Higher Rights programme?
- We have been delivering SRA accredited Higher Rights of Audience training and assessment (civil and criminal) for many years.
- All of our training programmes are written and delivered by very experienced trainers who are also current Higher Court advocates and practitioners. Their training will not only prepare you for the assessment, but will also stand you in good stead for your first day in court using your new qualification.
- Our programmes receive consistently excellent feedback.
- We devote more time to training and preparing you for the practical assessment to give you the best possible chance of passing the assessment at the first attempt.
- Our first-class administration team will smoothly guide you through the process, allowing you to focus all of your efforts and attention on the assessment itself.
|Module Name||Module Description|
|Written Assessment||2.5 hour open book exam with an additional 30 minutes of reading time.|
|Practical Assessment||Split into 2 parts - a contested hearing and a mini mock trial.|
|Written Training||1 day preparation for the written assessment.|
|Practical Training||3 day opportunity to practise advocacy skills in a safe environment with expert trainers.|
|£495.00||per delegate - Assessment only|
|£840.00||per delegate- Assessment & Written Training only|
|£1090.00||per delegate - Assessment & Practical Training only|
|£1425.00||per delegate - Assessment & Written and Practical Training|
|£345.00||per delegate - Written Training only|
|£595.00||per delegate - Practical Training only|
|£1785.00||per delegate - PSC Core Modules & Written and Practical Training.|
|£2185.00||per delegate - PSC Core Modules & Written and Practical Training & Assessment.|
All prices are exclusive of VAT