Insights / News


James Counsell QC and Justina Stewart to give advocacy training at the DIFC Academy of Law

Outer Temple’s James Counsell QC and Justina Stewart will be providing advocacy training as part of the DIFC Laws Certificate programme. This talk will take place on 25th-26th July 2022.

The DIFC Academy are hosting a course named ‘Advanced Advocacy Skills‘ which is part of the Certificate in Common Law, DIFC Laws & Courts Practice programme. The course will explore the application of traditional advocacy skills to activities routinely performed by lawyers.

There will be three parts to this course, all being given by Outer Temple Chambers Barristers. The first of the three talks will be performed by James Counsell QC and Justina Stewart. They will be focusing on ‘Trial advocacy and witness handling and examination’ and their training will involve: talking on the topic, practical workshop training, and one or two advocacy exercises/mock trials.

The other two sessions will take place on 19th-20th September 2022 and 11th-12th October 2022.

Please click here to view more information and to register.

We are proud to be involved in this project as part of our ongoing commitment to the Academy of Law and our work in Dubai. Outer Temple members are regularly instructed in DIFC Court matters, with David Russell QC based permanently at Outer Temple’s office in the DIFC.

Find out more

James Counsell QC is widely recognised in the fields of Clinical Negligence and Professional Negligence, Financial Services and in Personal Injury, acting both for claimants and for defendants.

His financial services work includes claims in the Middle East where he has recently acted for the successful appellant in a high profile, law-changing appeal where the Court went against its previous practice and refused to impose a stay in a case where one party had litigated in the DIFC court and the other in the local courts.

James is a Head of Chambers (Head of Governance).

To find out more, contact Paul Barton on +44 (0)207 427 4907 or Graham Woods on +44 (0)20 7427 4902 for a confidential discussion.

Justina Stewart’s practice encompasses the full range of Commercial Litigation, with a particular emphasis on Banking and Financial ServicesCivil FraudInsolvency and International Arbitration.

Justina is ranked as a Leading Junior in Chambers UK Bar, Chambers Global, Legal 500 and Legal 500 Middle East.

She is appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown, is DIFC Part II registered and is a contributor to the forthcoming edition of Gough on Company Charges.

To find out more, contact Sam Carter on +44 (0)203 989 6669, Matt Sale on +44 (0)20 7427 4910 or Colin Bunyan on +44 (0)20 7427 4886 for a confidential discussion.

Events 20 Jul, 2022


James Counsell KC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2017

Justina Stewart

Call: 2010

Portfolio Builder

Select the expertise that you would like to download or add to the portfolio

Download    Add to portfolio   
Title Type CV Email

Remove All


Click here to share this shortlist.
(It will expire after 30 days.)