Advocacy Training

The Kalisher Advocacy Training Programme 2017

This five week course is aimed at BPTC students and pupils (10 in total) focusing upon a career at the Criminal Bar.

The course will run from

Wednesday 4 October 2017 (1800-2100)       Royal Courts of Justice : Jo Ouston’s team:                        HOLDING AUTHORITY.

Wednesday 11 October 2017 (1800-2100)     Royal Courts of Justice : Jo Ouston’s team:                        INFLUENCING OTHERS

Wednesday 18 October 2017 (1800-2100)     Royal Courts of Justice:  Jo Ouston’s team:                        VOICE

Wednesday 25 October 2017 (1800-2100)     Gray’s Inn                                                                                   THEORY SEMINAR IN CROSS-EXAMINATION 

Wednesday 1 November 2017 (1800-2100)   Gray’s Inn                                                                                   PRACTICAL EXERCISES IN CROSS-EXAMINATION  

Saturday 4 November 2017 (9.30-1400) –      Central Criminal Court                                                             SUBMISSIONS AND WITNESS HANDLING.

The course will include developments in communications skills, self-awareness and voice projection as well as advocacy skills such as cross-examination. The course will be taught by established practitioners as well as experienced trainers from Jo Ouston’s Career Development Company (

To apply, please send a CV and a covering letter setting out why you have chosen a career at the Criminal Bar as well as some information about any financial difficulties you have experienced in furthering your career.

For more information about securing a place on the course, please contact Siobhan Grey QC at

Dead-line for applications is Friday 23 June 2017


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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