Felicity writes on the challenges facing criminal advocates from QASA to Court TV

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Felicity Gerry KC

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Advocacy is a skill that exposes truth or lies in the court process. It is a forensic challenge that doesn’t depend on the colour of the advocate’s lipstick or the lining of Queen’s Counsel’s suit, but on ability.

New regulations on the provision of advocacy commencing in 2014 risk driving away from the profession those advocates who can make great speeches. And, just as advocates grapple with the quality assurance regulators to retain quality and style, another hurdle has arrived: Court TV.

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