Training course

Child Care Advocacy Workshop

10 September 2018
10:00 - 16:00
DLA Piper LLP, London

3 Noble Street, London, EC2V 7EE

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This course is ideal for Child Care Lawyers wishing to gain confidence in dealing with contested cases

This course will help you to:

  • Feel confident with procedural issues
  • Understand the importance of preparation
  • Present your cases to the court with self assurance
  • Avoid common advocacy mistakes
  • Learn from an experienced advocate

The workshop uses a case study and every student is given the opportunity to practice their own advocacy skills and learn from the experience of others.

This practical course is designed to help you:

  • Gain confidence in conducting contested hearings
  • Understand the purpose of a good “opening”
  • Assist your witness to give clear evidence in chief
  • Identify the aims of cross examination
  • Deal with the expert witness

The programme for the day will include:


  • The purpose and presentation of an opening note
  • The drafting of the Threshold Criteria
  • The calling of live witnesses
  • Dealing with robing room negotiation (or bullying)
  • The impact of a judicial “indication”
  • How to deal with evidence-in-chief

Afternoon – Cross-examination

  • Objectives of cross-examination
  • It’s limits
  • The questions
  • Tactical considerations
  • The cross-examination of experts
  • Case study plus your chance to practice in a friendly environment!

Child Care Advocacy Workshop

10 September 2018 | 10:00 - 16:00

£215 +VAT

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