Advocacy and case preparation
This highly practical one-day course is designed for beginners and those who have done a reasonable amount of advocacy but would like to improve their skills. The topics include:
Each individual is given a set of papers to prepare in the morning and by lunch time, with the guidance of the trainers, will have prepared a chronology, case summary and skeleton arguement. The afternoon is devoted to oral presentations of the case by all the delegates, with valuable feedback provided by the trainers.
- Court room basics and etiquette
- Controlling your nerves
- Written advocacy - case summaries and skeleton arguments.
- Preparing and making applications
- How to structure submissions and which approach is likely to be successful
- Conduct of trials
Course level: Beginner and intermediate
Trainers: Gary Webber and Daniel Dovar, barrister at Tanfield Chambers
6 hours CPD