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AM Advocates Advocacy Skills Workshop – Nov 2012

Arnot Manderson Advocates, in association with the Scottish Young Lawyers Association, are pleased to invite you to an advocacy skills training workshop, to take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh on Monday 26thNovember 2012.

Advocacy in court remains central to the work of litigation lawyers, both civil and criminal. For newly qualified practitioners advocacy can be daunting and yet actual court experience can sometimes be hard to come by. This all-day workshop seeks to help address that with sessions on case analysis, examination in chief, cross examination and submissions.

This workshop is aimed at solicitors who are recently qualified (0-4 years), but others are welcome. It is led by Kenneth Campbell QC, a former Director of Training & Education at the Faculty of Advocates, and he will be assisted by a number of members of Arnot Manderson Advocates who are experienced instructors on the Faculty’s skills training programme.

This is a hands-on skills event, with a series of small group practical sessions, during which participants will each perform advocacy tasks and will receive structured feedback from instructors aimed at helping improve their performance. In order to achieve the maximum benefit for participants, numbers will be limited to 40. Some materials will be issued in advance, as preparation will be necessary in order to get the most from the workshop.

Attendance at the conference counts for 5 hours CPD. The cost of the conference per delegate, including lunch and a brief wine reception will be £185 plus VAT. A discounted price of £135 plus VAT is available to the first 25 SYLA members to book a place. Previous events organised by Arnot Manderson Advocates have been oversubscribed and early booking is recommended.

Places at this conference, and all future Arnot Manderson events, can now be reserved online via the Arnot Manderson Events service.

For further details of the conference, please contact Anne Webster on 0131 260 5817 or