Advocacy in one day: The Art of Courtroom Advocacy


1 day or 2 evenings

Day and time:

Weekdays, 10am-5pm
Evenings, 6-9pm

Next course: Starting date
Wednesday, 4 Oct 2017
Future courses: Upcoming dates

Course overview


Fatos Selita (Barrister; Attorney)


Goldsmiths, University of London

Learn the art of courtroom advocacy as applied in English courts and taught at the English Bar.

"I found particularly useful the practical exercises (advocacy and public speaking); and the practical advice about advocacy."

European Lawyer, UK

"I like everything about the courses...I have larnt a lot of useful things for me as a lawyer."

Lawyer, Russia

This course is designed and taught by barristers. Number of students is limited to 8 per class.

You will learn about:

  • What makes a good advocate
  • The elements of good advocacy in court
  • The elements of good advocacy in meetings
  • Tactics and techniques of persuasive advocacy
  • Tactics and techniques of improving your advocacy skills
  • How to prepare for your day in court/advocacy
  • How to deal with fears and anxiety - tactics, strategies and long-term self-development
  • How to deal with judges interventions
  • How to deal with difficult counsel for opponents
  • How to tailor your submissions to the changing demand of the day in court
  • Exercises and individual feedback for improving your skills

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Future courses

Upcoming dates:
Wednesday, 4 Oct 2017 - Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017
Saturday, 28 Oct 2017 - Saturday, 28 Oct 2017

How to Apply

Please complete the AIR Payment Form and return this to

All enquiries can be sent to Teemu Toivainen at


Cancellations up to 14 days before the course start date will incur a 20% cancellation fee. For later cancellations, or non attendance, the full course fee will be charged.


  • 10% if you are taking two courses in consecutive weeks
  • 20% UK students
  • 25% UK Law Students Association (UKLSA) Members (those at pre-qualifying stage)
  • 10% Early career solicitors/attorneys, up to 5 years post qualifying
  • If five people register from the same institution for the same intake, the fifth place is free
  • Goldsmiths students, staff and alumni - email us for current discounts


1 day - £295
2 evenings - £285

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