Skeleton Arguments

How to write a skeleton argument for court

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Course Overview

Aimed at practitioners interested in developing their advocacy skills, this course offers a practical discussion of how to write effective advocate drafts and skeleton arguments.

In addition, speaker Alastair Hodge will consider the following topics:

•       Purpose of written advocacy

•       Criteria for persuasive written submissions

•       Speaking to written submissions

Please note, this content is also included within the Advocacy for PI Practitioners course bundle.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of the course you will:
  • • Have a sound knowledge of how to draft a skeleton argument
  • • Know how to use a skeleton argument in oral advocacy
  • • Feel confident when next asked to appear in court

What is the target audience?

  • 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

  • Webinar


  • Slides
    15 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page


  • Price
  • £ 60