The Essentials of Argument Advocacy

The Essentials of Argument Advocacy
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  • 1hr 5m
  • Introductory
  • Released 5th Aug 2022
  • Alastair Hodge
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In this session, delegates will receive full and comprehensive training on all aspects of argument advocacy.

The skills are transferable and apply to all aspects of argument advocacy – from the simplest of applications to adjourn to closing submissions in either a civil or criminal trial.

At the end of the session, delegates should feel confident to enter court and make persuasive submissions to either a judge or a jury.

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Learning objectives:

  • How to structure a legal argument
  • How to create logical arguments
  • How to maintain credibility as an advocate
  • How to use empathy in argument advocacy
  • The dos and don’ts of making submissions


Your CPD Certificate can be found in your Account.

Alastair Hodge

Barrister and Professor of Advocacy • The Chambers of Jason Beer QC, 5 Essex Court

Alastair Hodge was called to the Bar in 1997 as a Barrister of the Inner Temple and was elected a Master of the Bench in 2014. He has been a tenant at 5 Essex Court since 2003 and specialises in all aspects of Employment Law & Education Law.

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