EPISODES

June 29, 2022

Brief 18: Jerry Blackwell on Persuasive Phrases

Jerry Blackwell is a master at coming up with insightful words that will convince you of his point. He shares the secrets behind his creative phrases in this Brief episode, and it will give you some great ideas. In these 'Bri...

June 22, 2022

Brief 17: Lucy Cornell on Navigating the Courtroom

Lucy Cornell gives straightforward advice on how to deal with the competing pressures and elements that are present in a courtroom In these 'Brief' episodes, we select highlights from previous interviews. This brief is taken ...

June 15, 2022

Brief 16: Professor Jo Delahunty QC on Understanding the Unfamiliar

Professor Jo Delahunty QC discusses how she approaches unfamiliar concepts and topics in time for her trials. In these 'Brief' episodes, we select highlights from previous interviews. This Brief is taken from episode 15 . See...

June 08, 2022

Brief 15: James Pereira QC on Advocacy and Body Language

James Pereira QC shares his technique for using body language in court and reveals how he uses these natural reactions to great effect.

June 01, 2022

Brief 14: Steve Schleicher on Control in Cross-Examination

Steve Schleicher shares how he stayed in control during his cross-examination of the defence expert on use of force, during the trial of Derek Chauvin.

May 25, 2022

Brief 13: Ross Gubermann on Plain and Simple Language

Ross Guberman reminds us of the importance of using simple language to convey complex information, and demonstrates how plain words can still be interesting.

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.

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 Opening Addresses

In the first of these 'Brief' episodes, we select the highlights from previous interviews. Carl Heaton QC shares his thoughts on opening 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 down their strategies for preparing the case.