A Crown Court Advocate who started his legal career defending heavy end crime cases in south-east London and now practices with one of the largest law firms in North Wales and Shropshire has been elected to the Solicitors Association for Higher Courts Advocates (SAHCA) National Committee.
On hearing that he had been elected, Henry Hills, a member of the Criminal Law Department at the Wrexham head office of GHP Legal since April 2013, said: “It is a privilege to serve on the National Committee. SAHCA represents the interests of Solicitor Advocates practising in the Higher Courts and, as an organisation, consistently punches above its weight in the national legal scene.
“Fundamentally the Association seeks to promote excellence in advocacy services in the Higher Courts. In a recent review of advocacy in the Criminal Courts commissioned by the Ministry for Justice, report author Sir Bill Jeffrey commended the high quality of advocacy training provided by SAHCA, describing it as ‘impressive’.
“I am conscious that the government has created a cauldron of uncertainty within our profession. It is with this back drop that I look forward to contributing a North Wales perspective to the work of the National Committee which meets monthly in London.”