EPISODES

May 18, 2022

Brief 12: Jo Sidhu QC on Streamlining your Case

Jo Sidhu QC shares his tried and tested methods for removing extraneous material from his case files and eliminating distractions. In these 'Brief' episodes, we select highlights from previous interviews. This Brief is taken ...

May 11, 2022

Brief 11: Rex Parris on Metaphors

Rex Parris is an expert on metaphors who has been able to use them successfully as trial strategy for decades. He shares his knowledge about metaphor usage in this 'Brief' episode.

May 04, 2022

Brief 10: Allison Summers QC on How to Handle Difficult Moments in front of the Jury

Allison Summers QC has an answer for what advocates should do in those difficult moments, like when their client acts up in front of the jury or when a very compelling witness gives evidence against their client.

April 27, 2022

Brief 9: The Hon Ann Ainslie-Wallace on Case Theory

The Hon Ann Ainslie-Wallace discusses the importance of case theory and why advocates must have a clear understanding of what their case theory is and be able to communicate it effectively.

April 20, 2022

Brief 8: Justin Kahn on Technology for Trial Lawyers

Justin Kahn talks about how to use technology and apps to become more productive as a trial lawyer.

April 13, 2022

Brief 7: Professor Leslie Thomas QC on Evaluating Case Theory

In this 'Brief' episode, we have selected highlights from a previous episode. Professor Leslie Thomas QC makes sure that his theories are watertight by talking it through with those around him.

April 06, 2022

Brief 6: Ian Robertson SC on Preparing to Question Experts

In this 'Brief' episode, we have selected highlights from previous interviews. Ian Robertson SC sets out the initial steps he takes when preparing to question an expert witness.

March 30, 2022

Brief 5: Sarah Clarke QC on Improving Your Own Advocacy

In this 'Brief' episode, we have selected highlights from previous interviews. Sarah Clarke QC gives suggestions for what you can do to improve your advocacy.

March 23, 2022

Brief 4: Roger Dodd with 3 tips for Cross Examination

In this 'Brief' episode, we have selected highlights from a previous episode. Roger Dodd gives 3 pieces of sage advice on cross-examination.

March 16, 2022

Brief 3: James Rapley QC on Nerves and Appellate Advocacy

In this 'Brief' episode, we have selected highlights from a previous episode. James Rapley QC advises on how to manage nerves and remain calm during appellate advocacy.

March 09, 2022

Brief 2: Anesta Weekes QC on Challenging Issues

In this 'Brief' episode, we have selected highlights from a previous episode. Anesta Weekes QC suggests how to deal with challenging facts and issues in your case.

March 02, 2022

Brief 1: Carl Heaton QC on Closing Addresses

In the first of these 'Brief' episodes, we select the highlights from previous interviews. Carl Heaton QC shares his thoughts on closing addresses.

February 23, 2022

18. James Pereira QC: Communication in the Courtroom

James Pereira QC takes host Bibi Badejo through his journey as a barrister, Queen's Counsel and a certified coach and discusses how the skills he has learned have made him a better advocate. James was called to the bar in 199...

February 16, 2022

17. Ross Guberman: Writing for the Win

Legal writing heavyweight Ross Guberman joins host Bibi Badejo and shares his recommendations for upgrading writing skills. A renowned author on legal writing and his books Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation’s Top Advoc...

February 09, 2022

16. Lucy Cornell: Finding Your Voice In Court

Voice coach Lucy Cornell joins host Bibi Badejo to discuss how trial lawyers can use their voice for influence and impact in the court room. Lucy is the CEO and founder of Cornell Voice Advisory, coaching professionals to dev...

February 02, 2022

15. Professor Jo Delahunty QC: Winning the Unwinnable

Professor Jo Delahunty QC joins host Bibi Badejo to talk about how she approaches and wins her cases, many of which appear unwinnable. Jo was called to the Bar in 1986, took silk in 2006, and became a Recorder in 2009. She wa...

January 26, 2022

14. Jerry Blackwell and Steve Schleicher: Prosecuting Derek Chauvin (Part 2) - Trial Techniques

In part 2 of this two-part interview, Jerry Blackwell and Steve Schleicher continue their discussion with host Bibi Badejo and reflect on the techniques they used to successfully prosecute in State of Minnesota v Derek Michae...

January 19, 2022

13. Jerry Blackwell and Steve Schleicher: Prosecuting Derek Chauvin (Part 1) - Preparation

In the first episode of Season 2, Jerry Blackwell and Steve Schleicher discuss the prosecution of Derek Chauvin with host Bibi Badejo. In the first of this two-part interview they discuss their careers as advocates and break ...

March 24, 2021

12. James Rapley QC: Written Submissions and Appellate Advocacy

James Rapley QC explores what makes written submissions stand out and how to excel in the appellate courts.

March 17, 2021

11. Allison Summers QC: Closing With Confidence

Allison Summers QC discusses how to close boldly and persuasively, without fear of saying something unpopular or controversial, or of saying nothing at all.

March 10, 2021

10. Justin Kahn: The Art of Visual Persuasion

In this episode, Justin Kahn discusses how to use visual tools to prepare your case and to communicate complex ideas in simple, impactful ways. He recommends useful apps and technology that can be utilised and explains how neuroscience and magic have combined to influence his approach to effective persuasion.

March 03, 2021

9. Anesta Weekes QC: Preparation, Preparation, Preparation

Anesta Weekes QC joins host Bibi Badejo to discuss the importance of preparation and having a sound case theory. Anesta explains the process that she uses for effective case preparation, including how to distil your questions and case theory.

February 24, 2021

8. Rex Parris: The Neurology of the Courtroom

Rex Parris discusses the neurology of the courtroom and tools of persuasion that he has used in his own trials, including how trial advocates can embrace vulnerability.

February 17, 2021

7. Ian Roberston SC: An Expert on Expert Witnesses

Ian Robertson SC shares his approach to expert reports and witnesses, including how to be guided by their forensic assessment rather than their knowledge, what questions to ask and his formal process for analysis.