Herbert Smith Freehills litigators share their advocacy tips
Advice from the global disputes frontline
Lawyers of varying levels of seniority at Herbert Smith Freehills have been sharing their advocacy tips on Legal Cheek’s Facebook page over the last few days.
The subtitled clips, which were recorded at ‘Beyond the Bar: the evolution of solicitor-advocates in global law firms’, urge students to value simplicity and strip out extraneous detail from their submissions, be well-prepared so as to deal with the unexpected, and to learn through mistakes made in safe environments like university.
First up is banking litigation partner Harry Edwards, followed by associate Alex Thomson and Advocacy Unit trainee Steven Rajavinothan.
Being well-prepared allows you to deal with the unexpected
Harry Edwards, HSF banking litigation partner
The most persuasive arguments are the simplest
Alex Thomson, HSF litigation associate
University is your chance to gain experience of making mistakes
Steven Rajavinothan, HSF Advocacy Unit trainee
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