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Advocacy training at the DIFC Academy of Law, with Keith Bryant QC and Jonathan Hand QC

As part of the newly-created Certificate in Common Law and DIFC Courts Practice, Keith Bryant QC and Jonathan Hand QC have successfully delivered training on Appeal Advocacy and judged the final Advocacy Assessment Exercises for students at the DIFC Academy of Law in Dubai.

The group was made up of some twenty aspiring trial lawyers, all of whom have benefitted from three sessions of advocacy training run by Outer Temple barristers John McKendrick QC, James Counsell QC, Fiona Horlick QC and Benjimin Burgher, since the beginning of 2019.

Jonathan Hand QC commented: “This was a very rewarding opportunity to teach advocacy in a different environment, to a diverse group of students, many of whom didn’t come from a common law background, and, for whom English is not their first language. We were delighted to have contributed to the overall success of the first Certificate in Common Law and DIFC Courts Practice and, to have presided over the very first moot court at the DIFC Academy.”

Outer Temple members are regularly instructed in DIFC Court matters, with David Russell QC based permanently at Outer Temple’s office in the DIFC.

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News 3 May, 2019


James Counsell QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2017

Keith Bryant QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2013

David Russell QC

Call: 1977 (Australia) Silk: 1986

John McKendrick QC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2016

Jonathan Hand QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2019

Fiona Horlick QC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2019

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