Tag: Advocacy

Johnny Depp trial: 10 top advocacy tips we’ve learned so far…

Aspiring barristers should take note, advises Hardwicke's Jasmine Murphy

Jul 20 2020 12:55pm

Herbert Smith Freehills litigators share their advocacy tips

Advice from the global disputes frontline

Dec 19 2016 2:15pm

Solicitor-advocate uses client’s Christmas jumper as advocacy tactic

"You can't send anyone to prison wearing that"

Dec 24 2015 10:10am

The best advocates are ‘simply born that way’, claims ex-Court of Appeal judge on his new blog

Third rate barristers can become second rate -- but not great, says Sir Henry Brooke

Oct 15 2015 9:31am

Lord Harley in Parking Wars TV appearance

“Harry Potter” lawyer filmed delivering submission during double yellow line dispute

Sep 16 2015 2:18pm

‘To be a good advocate you need courage above all’

As a junior barrister Herbert Smith Freehills' Tom Leech QC could never sleep before a hearing. But he kept going...

Jun 18 2015 11:16am

‘You Wouldn’t Behave Like That In Court’: Barrister MP Told Off For Heckling Ed Miliband At PMQs

At yesterday’s Prime Minister’s Questions, criminal barrister-turned-MP Michael Ellis heckled Ed Miliband so loudly that...

Jan 31 2013 10:05am

‘A barrister’s rhetorical flourishes can be seductive, but eventually they become an irritating distraction’

Ed note: This is the latest post in the ‘If I knew then what I...

Dec 7 2012 11:40am

Five YouTube Clips Every Wannabe Barrister Should Watch

Pupil barrister-to-be OccupyTheInns reveals some unlikely heroes as he advises Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)...

Sep 28 2012 11:09am

A Shaft Of Light At The Junior Criminal Bar? Why New Advocacy Assessment Regime Could Be An Opportunity For Baby Barristers

As the Quality Assurance Scheme For Advocates (QASA) consultation rumbles on, the latest concern is...

Jul 19 2012 1:54pm

Disillusioned Barrister Unveils Groundbreaking New Advocacy Regulation Regime

The Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) doesn’t impress The Law Horse. So he is...

Jul 5 2012 2:00pm

Advocacy Standards: ‘The Unsatisfactory Must Go’ (But They Probably Won’t)

The Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates (QASA) is ostensibly designed to ensure that criminal advocates...

Jul 3 2012 10:12am

Advocacy In Decline…And It’s Solicitors’ Fault, Says BSB Study

A whopping 78% of respondents to a Bar Standards Board (BSB) survey believe that standards...

Apr 20 2012 9:47am

‘Solicitor Advocates Are Destroying The Junior Bar’

If advocacy is your calling, don’t try to force the creation of a single, merged...

Feb 22 2012 11:19am


Follow @FellowsAdam Bar graduate Adam Fellows on why, in spite of the odds, he’s determined...

Oct 27 2011 1:23pm