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Advocacy Workshop

Thursday 2nd of May 2024 18:15

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Sherrard Room


17:45 ~ Doors Open
18:15 ~ Workshop Starts
19:45 ~ Finish

Event Details


Only the following are eligible to book an Advocacy Workshop:

* current Bar Course student members
* student members who’ve completed the Bar course and are yet to be Called
* transferring lawyers who have joined the Inn but not yet been Called (providing you do not have much advocacy experience)

Students who have not yet started the Bar Course are not eligible to book. 

Furthermore, please refrain from booking this workshop if you have already attended one of the Inn's Advocacy Weekends at Cumberland Lodge or York.

This evenimg's training will be focused on developing advocacy skills. A high level of preparation and participation is expected from each student.

The tuition is provided principally by busy practitioners, judges, and academics, all volunteers giving up their evening, and also by senior members of the Inn who are no longer practicing but who have had years of experience at the Bar.

Further details and access to the bundle for preparation will be emailed to those attending a week in advance.

Details of the preparation required in advance of this session will be made available to ticket holders in due course, and at least one week before the session. You will be able to download it using the link at the top of this page. Please ensure that you prepare in good time.

The Library runs this training session on multiple occasions each year.  You are only permitted to attend this training once. If you attend this event having already attended a previous session the QS point will not be counted towards the requirement for Call to the Bar. The Education Department reserves the right to cancel your booking.

Who can Attend

This event is for student members only.  See eligibility information above.

Dietary Requirements

Qualifying Session Details

Click here to see details of the QS Requirements and how to be credited with the QS for this session

Learning Aims:

After this session, students should be able to:

  • Identify and understand the core principles involved in making a bail application.
  • Understand and practice general principles in narrative/applications advocacy;
  • Receive feedback on advocacy performance and reinforce core principles of oral presentation;
  • Discuss client care and ethical issues arising from bail applications.

Links to the Professional Statement, wider workings of the Bar, administration of justice or a public interest matter

The QS will align with these elements of the Professional Statement:

  • 1.9 / 1.10 / 1.15

Click here to view the BSB's Professional Statement

QS Feedback

If you have any feedback on a QS you have attended or have any suggestions for future sessions, please contact the education department on

Bookings and Cancellations

Members of the Inn can buy tickets online by clicking ‘Add to Cart’.  Please note that you must log in to book (if you have not yet created a log-in please register first).  Alternatively you can buy tickets from the Treasury Office by calling 020 7427 4800.

Unless the event sells out earlier, booking will close at 09:00 five working days before the event.  


Dropping out is strongly discouraged and will cause great inconvenience to the other students and especially the trainers who give up their evening to help.

To cancel you must give 5 working day's notice. If you cannot attend and it is less than week before the session, please email Alex Baguley

Where we have a waiting list we will offer your ticket to someone else, so please do cancel your ticket if you are no longer able to attend.

Click here to view our Bookings and Cancellation Policies

Disabled Access and Support

If you have questions about accessibility at the Inn or if you would like to request support, please email Richard Frost.

The Inn is committed to improving access to all its services and encourages members to get in touch with suggestions and feedback on how we can improve. If you feel your experience using the website or attending one of our events could be improved, please email Richard. Your suggestions will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Data Protection & Photography

Please be aware that photography, audio and video recording may take place at our events. These may be used for promotional purposes by the Inn, including in printed publications, on our website, and on our social media accounts. If you do not wish to have your photograph taken or to have images of you used, please alert the EducationTeam at the start of the event. We are unable to guarantee that you will not be included in the background of photographs that are being taken. Contact: 020 7427 4800,

All personal data that the Inn stores and processes is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Inn’s Data Protection Policy. You can ask the Inn to stop using your images at any time, or request to see the personal data that the Inn holds on you. For more information please visit the Data Protection page

Times and details for this event are subject to change. Please check this webpage for the most up to date information.