Advocacy Training

Presentation Skills Training

The Trust runs two presentation skills courses per annum.  These advocacy training courses, run by the trustees and professional trainers, teach aspiring criminal barristers the skills they will need in the demanding world of the criminal Bar.  Aimed at BPTC students and pupils, the students learn how to present themselves well, through work on voice, status, and body language.  At the end of the course, we hold an action clinic at the Central Criminal Court, during which trainees practise the key skills they will need in their day-to-day life, such as cross-examination, submissions to a judge, and interview technique.

Places on the courses are strictly limited, and are aimed at those who are doing (or have done) their BPTC year, or who are seeking or in pupillage.  For more information, or to enquire about a place on the next course, please contact Siobhan Grey at:


The Kalisher Trust’s next advocacy training course will begin again in 2017.  The course will teach voice projection, presentational skills, self awareness as well as key advocacy skills such as cross examination. The course will be taught by practising barristers as well as trainers from Jo Ouston & Co (

College of Law student Kevin Gordon said of the experience:

“The Kalisher Course has been instrumental in helping me become more aware of my impact and presence…Most importantly, I now have gravitas.”

Recent advocacy training with The Kalisher Trust
Recent Advocacy Training

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