EPISODES

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.

February 10, 2021

6. Jo Sidhu QC: The Soft Skills of Advocacy

Jo Sidhu QC joins host Bibi Badejo to discuss a topic which is less commonly the focus of advocacy training, but no less important – the soft skills of advocacy. Jo explores aspects such as breathing, projection, and controlling the mind to eliminate distractions and extraneous material.

February 03, 2021

5. Carl Heaton QC: Winning with Examination-in-Chief and Closing

Carl Heaton QC joins host Bibi Badejo and advises on how to make examination-in-chief (direct examination) engaging, how to bring your witnesses to life, and how to make your closing arguments as compelling as possible.

January 27, 2021

4. Sarah Clarke QC: The Expert Advocacy Trainer

In this episode Sarah Clarke QC shares her perspectives on advocacy, having trained experienced practitioners throughout the world and having sat as a Judge. She discusses how to improve court room skills, including some alternative yet familiar resources.

January 20, 2021

1. Professor Leslie Thomas QC: Case Preparation and Strategy

Professor Leslie Thomas QC joins host Bibi Badejo to discuss how he prepares his cases and develops his case theory and strategies. He also explains the importance of finding and using your own voice to be as effective in court as possible.

January 20, 2021

2. Roger Dodd: A Masterclass in Cross-Examination

In this episode Roger Dodd, co-author of Cross-examination: Science and Techniques, and world-renowned expert on the matter, gives his top 10 tips for a killer cross.

January 20, 2021

3. The Hon Ann Ainslie-Wallace: A Judicial Perspective on Persuasion

The Hon Justice Ann Ainslie-Wallace offers a judicial perspective on effective persuasion, including what to do and what not to do to persuade a Court of Appeal judge.

January 05, 2021

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