Law Update: Elly endorses common training

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Barristers should be required to gain advocacy experience in the lower courts in the same way as solicitors, according to Charles Elly, the president of the Law Society, speaking at the Bar's annual conference last weekend. 'Is it right that the public should be exposed to newly qualified barristers in the higher courts?' he asked. He endorsed the introduction of some common training for barristers and solicitors, saying that greater flexibility and mobility between the two areas of the profession would benefit both.