Advocacy for Employment Lawyers
Fee: £150 + VAT. There is a 20% early bird discount until 3 March, 50% voluntary sector discount and a 30% out-of-region discount.
This one day course is designed to develop employment tribunal advocacy skills and confidence in an informal and fun small group setting. It is aimed at members with little or no advocacy experience, or those who want to brush up on their advocacy skills.
The day is about 'having a go' and developing the skills to think on your feet. There is no need for any detailed preparation before the day and the course is not about testing legal knowledge.The course leaders will guide delegates through the issues and preparation. Delegates will not be allocated fixed roles to play: they will be given an opportunity to practice different types of advocacy from cross examination to submissions and learn how best to deal with witnesses, the judge and the unforeseen. We will send delegates some suggested reading a week before the course, just to familiarise yourselves with the facts of the case and the overview of the law in the area.
The course leaders will give practical feedback and guidance during the course of the day. Delegates will also have an opportunity to ask the questions they have always wanted to ask.
The day begins with registration and coffee at 9.30am and runs until 5.00pm, with breaks for mid-morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch.
This ELA course has been designed by Georgina Rowley (DAC Beachcroft and member of the ELA Training Committee) and Amy Smith (Nine St John Street)
The teaching on this course reflects the Hampel method of advocacy training.
Please note this course covers employment tribunal practice in England & Wales only.