Advocacy for PI Practitioners

Advocacy for PI Practitioners

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Course Overview

Delivered by experienced barrister and advocacy trainer Alastair Hodge of 5 Essex Court, this webinar will provide viewers with an examination of the 4 key areas of civil advocacy:

Case Preparation & Case Analysis

Witness Handling

Argument Advocacy

Skeleton Arguments

Aimed at trainee and newly qualified practitioners within PI and Civil law, this course may also be of interest to more experienced practitioners who would like a to refresh their knowledge of this subject or for those new to this area of law.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the series of recorded webinar and review the slides and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 2.5 – 4 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • • Know how to structure a legal argument
  • • Understand the importance of detailed case preparation
  • • Have a sound knowledge of how to draft a skeleton argument and know how to use it during oral advocacy
  • • Know how to examine in chief or ask supplementary questions
  • • Feel more confident when next asked to appear in court

What is the target audience?

  • PI and civil law practitioners



About Instructor - Alastair Hodge

Alastair is a practising barrister at 5 Essex Court who specialises in all aspects of Employment & Education Law. Called in 1997, Alastair is also a Senior Advocacy Trainer for the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple and has spent many years teaching students, pupils, junior practitioners and QC's the art of advocacy, both nationally and internationally. In 2014 he was appointed a Master of the Bench and in 2016 was appointed an Honorary Professor at Nottingham Law School. He is also an experienced after dinner speaker, comedian and mimic, and is renowned for his entertaining presentational style.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Argument Advocacy
  • Case Preparation
  • Skeleton Arguments
  • Witness Handling


  • Slides - Argument Advocacy
    25 Page
  • Evaluation - Argument Advocacy
    1 Page
  • Slides - Case Preparation
    13 Page
  • Evaluation - Case Preparation
    1 Page
  • Slides - Skeleton Arguments
    15 Page
  • Evaluation - Skeleton Arguments
    1 Page
  • Slides - Witness Handling
    20 Page
  • Evaluation - Witness Handling
    1 Page


  • Price
  • £ 120