Advocacy in Specialist Tribunals and Courts Part 2 (Part 1 on 15 March).

A practical skills and/or knowledge session designed to prepare students for pupillage. 

Followed by a reception for those attending in person.

Location: Birkenhead (Online for circuit students and TQLs)
Qualifying Session (QS): 1 QS
Registration: 5.45pm
Qualifying Session
Dress code: Smart casual 


This event is open to student and transferring qualified lawyer Members of the Inn.

Book online via the Gray’s Inn Online System (GIOS).

Cost in-person

  • Students (Gray’s Inn student members only) and barristers within 3 years of Call: £12

Cost online

Online attendance is only available for Circuit students or transferring qualified lawyers. 

  • Circuit students / TQLs only: £6

Joining online

This event will also be delivered remotely using Zoom for Circuit students and TQLSs only. A link to the join the event will be sent by email 24 hours prior to the scheduled start time. Please ensure you have joined before the session is due to start.

Qualifying Sessions 

Qualifying Session (QS): 1 QS
Theme: Preparation for Pupillage, Career Development and Wellbeing
Learning outcomes:

  • Describe the role of the advocate in the different courts and tribunals in England and Wales, with particular reference to the early years of practice.
  • Discuss the nature of advocacy, specifically submissions and witness handling, in these courts and tribunals.
  • Outline the composition and workings of the different courts and tribunals in England and Wales.
  • Identify best practice and sources of advice for junior practitioners relating to the different courts and tribunals in England and Wales.

This QS relates to the following elements of the Professional Statement for Barristers: 1.3, 1.4, 1.16, 1.17, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.4
Preparation required: No

To be awarded the QS for this event you are required to join the event on time  and stay for the full duration of the event. Please enter your full name when joining the event so that we can record attendance and update the QS records accordingly. This can take up to two weeks.

Please see Qualifying Sessions for further information.

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