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Outer Temple barristers to give advocacy training at the DIFC Academy of Law

Outer Temple barristers to give advocacy training at the DIFC Academy of Law

Outer Temple barristers James Counsell KC and Oliver Powell will be providing advanced advocacy skills training as part of the DIFC Laws Certificate programme. This training will take place on 4th to 5th September 2023.

The DIFC Academy are hosting a course named ‘Advanced Advocacy Skills‘ which is part of the DIFC Laws Certificate programme. This comprehensive training explores the application of traditional advocacy skills to activities routinely performed by lawyers. There will be series of both unassessed and assessed advocacy exercises. These exercises take the form of mock hearings covering submissions (written and oral), witness handling and general advocacy tips. They serve as useful refreshers for courtroom skills.

There will be three parts to the course, all being given by barristers from Outer Temple Chambers. The first session of the advanced advocacy course will be hosted by James Counsell KC and Oliver Powell. The training will focus on ‘Trial advocacy and witness handling and examination’ and will involve: talking on the topic, practical workshop training, and one or two advocacy exercises/mock trials.

The other two parts of the training course will be on 9th to 10 October 2023 by John McKendrick KC and Nicholas Hill, and on 23rd to 24th October by Jonathan Hand KC and Peter Linstead.


For more information and to register for the course, click here.

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James Counsell KC is widely recognised in the fields of Clinical Negligence and Professional NegligencePersonal Injury, regulatory and disciplinary hearings  and Financial Services claims, both in the UK and abroad.

His clinical negligence work, acting both for claimants and for defendants, is combined with a busy disciplinary and regulatory practice, regularly representing doctors, dentists, barristers, solicitors and those in the financial services sector in their respective disciplinary tribunals. He acts for practitioners and also for the BSB and the SRA.

To find out more about James, contact Paul Barton on +44 (0)207 427 4907 or Graham Woods on +44 (0)20 7427 4902

Oliver Powell undertakes instructions that involve the regulation of business activity and commerce. His practice encompasses: Asset Forfeiture & Civil Recovery; Business Crime; Civil Fraud; Corporate Investigations; Financial Services; Health, Safety & Environment; Maritime Regulatory Law; and Sanctions & Export Controls. Oliver is routinely instructed in matters with an international element and usually cases involving allegations of dishonesty, sharp practice or breach of regulations.

To find out more about Oliver, contact Sam Carter on +44 (0)203 989 6669 or Nicholas Levett on +44 (0)20 7427 4908

Events 1 Sep, 2023


James Counsell KC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2017

Oliver Powell

Call: 2006 (England & Wales); 2010 (Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (BVI))

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