Intermediate Civil Advocacy Training – London (Over 2 days)
19th June @ 1:30 pm - 20th June @ 4:30 pm£299.00 – £349.00
This course is run over 2 consecutive days in London with delegates free to make their own accommodation arrangements. The course will be held at Tuckers LLP London office.
Friday 19 June 1.30pm – 4.30pm: Plenary sessions shared with the intermediate criminal advocacy training course running in parallel, including: impeachment as part of cross-examination; rhetorical devices as part of submissions including closing speeches, case preparation with reference to the Jackson Reforms; trial strategy; handling vulnerable witnesses; dealing with expert witnesses; submissions and closing speeches.
Saturday 20 June 9.30am – 4.30pm: Plenary session and prepared advocacy exercises in a mock trial undertaken in small groups with a maximum of 8 delegates led by an experienced advocacy trainer. Individual feedback will be given.
A case study will be sent out to delegates in advance for the necessary pre course preparation to be undertaken. It is expected that this preparation will take at least 2 hours and will include the preparation of a case analysis/skeleton argument to be handed into course leaders for evaluation and feedback.
Much of the time will be spent in small groups led by an experienced advocacy trainer practising witness examination techniques.
The course is led by Andrew McLoughlin a solicitor advocate and trainer who also sits as a Recorder.
These are some of the comments from delegates attending the course in recent years:
“Excellent course, got a lot from it. Small groups gave more time to practice advocacy and reflect.”
“This is the best course I have ever attended!! In fact I feel I may benefit further from attending the same course again.”
“Overall excellent and worthwhile”
“A valuable opportunity to learn in a safe environment from people who sit as judges”
“The practical group exercises are a good learning experience, though being well prepared is essential if you want to get the most out of it.”
“Extremely useful exercise – feedback powerful and scary but extremely helpful. I learnt a great deal from observing colleagues.”
“Really good trainer and the small group is good as you have time to listen to them too and learn.”
Delegates will be required to undertake 2-4 hours pre course preparation work.
Delegates will be provided with an evaluation form to record the training for their Training Record in accordance with the SRA continuing competence training requirement. The SRA competencies addressed by this course include:
A Ethics, professionalism and judgement
A1 Act honestly and with integrity, in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements and the SRA Handbook and Code of Conduct, including
Recognising ethical issues and exercising effective judgement in addressing them
Understanding and applying the ethical concepts which govern their role and behaviour as a lawyer
B5 Undertake effective spoken and written advocacy2, including
Preparing effectively by identifying and mastering relevant facts and legal principles
Organising facts to support the argument or position
Presenting a reasoned argument in a clear, logical, succinct and persuasive way
Making appropriate reference to legal authority
Complying with formalities
Dealing with witnesses appropriately
Responding effectively to questions or opposing arguments
Identifying strengths and weaknesses from different parties’ perspectives