The content of this course is based on the Standards of Competence issued by the Higher Rights Assessment Board and the Code of Advocacy for Solicitor Advocates of the Hong Kong Law Society .
This course is targeted at advocacy in the Courts of First Instance and higher in Hong Kong, but, with the exception of the section dealing with appellate advocacy, the principles apply generally to all advocacy in Hong Kong.
In this course we shall cover the following topics:
- What skills does an advocate need?
- Case analysis and preparation
- Trial advocacy (criminal)
- Trial advocacy (civil)
- Written advocacy
- Non-trial and pre-trial advocacy
- Appellate advocacy
- Advocacy and expert witnesses
- Dealing with unexpected situations
- Practical advice
Gillian Carrington is a British barrister. She practiced for many years at the London Bar specialising in public and environmental law. After moving to the City of London law firms she specialised in cross-border regulatory work. She currently lives in Berlin where she works with German and British law firms. She is a co-author of Sweet & Maxwell’s Information Rights and has contributed to Halsbury’s Laws.