Founded in 1994, SAHCA:
- promotes the maintenance of the highest ethical and professional standards of advocacy in the Higher Courts
- promotes the interests of solicitors who practise or seek to practise as higher court advocates
- represents the interests of members by maintaining professional contact with all relevant bodies, including the Ministry of Justice, Courts service, Law Society, SRA, BSB and Legal Services Commission
- encourages the education and training of solicitor higher court advocates
- provides opportunities for members to meet and exchange ideas.
Training and Events
SAHCA provides training accredited by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority as continuing professional development for solicitors. SAHCA training is always focused on advocacy in the Higher Courts thereby fulfilling the requirement for solicitors with the Higher Court Qualification to undertake at least 5 hours of CPD training on "advocacy issues" each year for five years after the award.
SAHCA has a programme of training events during the year held at various locations across the country including the Annual Conference held in November each year.
SAHCA hosts an annual summer party and an annual dinner that follows the AGM for members and their guests. In addition informal receptions often follow training events so that members can meet and exchange ideas and experiences and build up a network of colleagues working in their fields.
For more information about our courses click on 'Training and Events'
Full membership of SAHCA is available to all solicitors with a Higher Courts Qualification and Associate Membership is available to all solicitors aspiring to gain the Higher Courts Qualification and to all judges.
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