Advocacy training

Paid internships at Criminal Cases Review Commission

The Trust runs an advocacy training programme each year. Run by the Trustees and professional trainers, the programme is designed to teach aspiring criminal barristers the skills they will need in the demanding world of the criminal Bar.

Aimed at BPTC students and pupils, the programme consists of a series of courses focused on developing good communication skills including self-awareness and voice projection. Students engage in advocacy workshops and develop the necessary skills for cross-examination and oral submissions to judges. The course culminates at the Central Criminal Court in London where students take part in a mock criminal trial.