- 12 July 2013
- DLA Piper LLP, London
This course is suitable both for the experienced advocate in the Magistrates Court and the less experienced advocate who wishes to develop confidence in undertaking contested trials
- How good an advocate are you?
- How do your prepare for trial?
- Are you comfortable with cross examination, or do you just muddle through?
Even with your experience you may never have used a skills training session to assess how good you really are.
The day is spent on a case study:
- Preparing for trial
- Using the short Opening Address effectively
- Examination in chief
- Cross examination
Each participant will have the opportunity:
- To practice in all these areas
- To be assessed by the tutor and coached as necessary
- To discuss techniques and ideas with colleagues
By the end of the session participants will:
- Be able to plan and prepare for a trial and understand the importance of doing so
- Be able to select the most effective strategy and tactics
- Be able to set and agree realistic outcomes for cross examination
- Understand and be willing to use different questioning styles to suit the circumstances
- Have assessed their own capability as trial advocates
- Understand what may be required to improve in the future
Melissa Andrews, Cheshire County Council
" An excellent practical course. Extremely useful and common sense approach"
"A very enjoyable & informative day with an excellent tutor. A real confidence booster "
Andy Eaton, Rother District Council
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