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OTC Members give advocacy training at the DIFC Academy of Law

Members of Outer Temple will be providing advocacy training at the DIFC Academy for pupils completing the Common Law Advanced Advocacy Skills.

The DIFC Academy of Law have launched this course for Emirati Advocates and other civil law trained lawyers, in-house counsel, and legal professionals seeking to diversify their skills and enhance their professional development. This will be the third edition of Advanced Advocacy Skills as part of the Certificate in Common Law, DIFC Laws & Courts Practice programme that Outer Temple has contributed to.

From September to November 2021, members will be providing advanced advocacy classes. James Counsell QC and Justina Stewart will be teaching trial advocacy and witness handling and examination. John McKendrick QC and Chloë Bell will be teaching written submissions, oral submissions and an introduction to appeal advocacy. Sarah Crowther QC and Jonathan Hand QC will be teaching appeal advocacy and will be giving an advocacy assessment exercise.

James Counsell QC commented: “The team from Outer Temple Chambers is delighted once again to be involved in the opportunity to teach Common Law Advanced Advocacy Skills to such a diverse and interested group of students, for whom English is not their first language.  Last year, we were struck by the extent to which the students were all prepared enthusiastically to engage in what were highly enjoyable, but practical, sessions and we very much look forward to being able to contribute to the continued success of the Certificate in Common Law and DIFC Courts practice this year.”

More information on the course can be read here. You can book the course here.

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

To find out more about the training or about the members providing the training, please contact Sam Carter.

News 17 Sep, 2021


James Counsell KC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2017

John McKendrick KC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2016

Sarah Crowther KC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2018

Jonathan Hand KC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2019

Justina Stewart

Call: 2010

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