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

This weekend course has a preceding case analysis session at the Inn which aims to help practitioners prepare for the weekend, and prepare their skeleton arguments which we ask to be submitted in advance.

Each training group has six New Practitioners (NPs) and is taught by a real judge and two experienced advocacy trainers. Using the Hampel Method, we aim to provide specific training for barristers from all areas of practice using a variety of realistic exercises; most written by members of the Inn.

The course concentrates on preparation, use of skeleton arguments in oral submissions, witness handling and responding to judicial interventions.


The weekend course offers the following Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours:

  • 9 advocacy
  • 3 ethics
  • 4 general (includes 2 hours gained at the Case Analysis session)

Event details

Location: Gray’s Inn

Date and time: Friday 17 May 6pm (online – Civil and Crime) and Saturday and Sunday from 8.30am (Gray’s Inn)Cost: £125

Dress code: Smart casual

Who can attend: Open to Members of all Inns.

Equivalent to 9 CPD hours (view the Bar Standards Board guidance for CPD)

How to book

The course is now fully booked, with a long waiting list. You can register your interest for the next New Practitioners course.

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