New Practitioner Weekend

12 April 2019 - 18:00 to 14 April 2019 - 13:30

New Practitioner Advocacy and Ethics Course for all New Practitioners within the first three years of tenancy (also known as the NPP Programme).

Applications are now closed.

Date: Friday 12 to Sunday 14 April plus preceding case analysis session at 6pm on 3 April at Gray’s Inn
Time: 6:00pm Friday to 1:30pm Sunday
Location:  Gray's Inn, London
Cost: £125 (includes all meals)
Areas of law: Civil, Criminal, Family


This course fulfills the CPD compulsory course requirement

  • 9 advocacy CPD hours
  • 3 ethics CPD hours
  • 4 CPD hours

Total: 16 CPD hours. All new practitioners must complete 45 CPD hours in total within their first three years of tenancy.


Monday 3 April

18:00 - 20:00: A preparatory case analysis session at the Inn (Civil and Criminal Practitioners only) 

Friday 12 April

17:45: Registration (sandwiches and drinks will be available)

18:00: Welcome talks

18:15: Discussion: aims and objectives

19:15: Talk: Handling Expert Witnesses

20:00: Drinks in the Bridge Bar

Saturday 13 April

9:00: Start of advocacy exercises

13:00: Lunch

19:00: End of advocacy and ethics exercises

Sunday 14 April

8:45: Start of advocacy exercises

12:30 (approx.):  Lunch and end of course