Higher Rights of Audience - Written Training

Kaplan Altior
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1 day
380 GBP excl. VAT
Open / Scheduled
Next available date: 06/11/2019 - Manchester
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380 GBP
380 GBP

Higher Rights of Audience - Written Training

Higher Rights of Audience - Written Training - a 1-day training course by Kaplan Altior

Obtain the skills and qualification necessary to represent clients in the civil or criminal higher courts in England and Wales by achieving the Higher Rights of Audience accreditation.

To exercise these rights, the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority) specifies the completion of an advocacy assessment for either the civil or criminal courts. To gain rights in both courts, you will need to undertake an assessment for each pathway. Unless you have comprehensive experience in advocacy, we recommend you undertake at least one of either the written or practical training courses to give yourself the best possible chance of passing the assessment.

Our supplementary, beneficial four-day training course covers the various essential aspects of Crown Court and High Court preparation and advocacy, designed to guide candidates through the assessment process and to stand them in good stead for life as an advocate in the higher courts. 

Suitability - Who should attend?

The Higher Rights of Audience qualification is available to any solicitor involved in advocacy work. On completion, it will enable you to conduct advocacy in either the civil or criminal Higher Courts. 

This course is suitable for you if:

  • You already have sufficient advocacy experience and would like to be accredited as a solicitor advocate
  • Would like to enhance your capabilities as a dispute resolution practitioner you can undertake the training alone without the need to undertake the assessment
  • Trainee solicitors and others qualifying as solicitors who wish to take Higher Rights of Audience as their elective option*. 

*Trainee solicitors can also take the assessment during their training contract (satisfying the elective requirement of the PSC through the associated training if they wish) however a trainee solicitor must wait until they qualify before they can apply to the SRA for Solicitor Advocate status.


Outcome / Qualification etc.

By completing all programme requirements, candidates will:

  • Enhance their professional standing and reputation
  • Be able to handle all aspects of litigation work on behalf of clients
  • Giving their firm a competitive edge in the market
  • Become a valued member of their teams

The course is valid for CPD hours:

  • Written training programme - 6 CPD hours
  • Practical training programme - up to 18 CPD hours

Training Course Content

The assessment regime for the Criminal Higher Rights training has changed after January 31, 2015 with the implementation of QASA. There are likely to be changes after this date. Kaplan Altior will continuously adapt the training programme to match the latest training requirements for training solicitors specialising in this area.


The cost of this training course is £380 + VAT per delegate.

The total cost of this training course depends on the chosen assessments and modules.

Package fees are the same for both the civil and criminal pathway.

  • Written and Practical Training & Assessment £1,475 + vat
  • Assessment only £495 + vat
  • Written + Practical Training £1010 + vat

Provider: Kaplan Altior

Kaplan Altior - Legal training courses & qualifications

Kaplan Altior have been providing training and consulting services to the legal profession for over 40 years. With a broad training portfolio, including CPD courses for solicitors, higher court advocates, barristers, paralegals, Professional Skills Course (PSC), Trainee Litigation Programme (TLP),...

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Ross Price, LLM Solicitors
I found the volume of materials to be helpful and the course was very well structured. Our tutor led the course well and I found him to be very inspirational.
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