The Advocacy Podcast

1. Professor Leslie Thomas QC: Case Preparation and Strategy

Professor Leslie Thomas QC speaks about preparing your case theory and strategy, and using your own voice for effective advocacy.

2. Roger Dodd: A Masterclass in Cross-Examination

World-renowned expert on cross-examination, Roger Dodd, gives his top 10 tips for a killer cross.

3. The Hon Justice Ann Ainslie-Wallace: A Judicial Perspective on Persuasion

The Hon Justice Ann Ainslie-Wallace offers a judicial perspective on effective persuasion, including what to do and what not to do.

4. Sarah Clarke QC: The Expert Advocacy Trainer

Sarah Clarke QC shares her perspectives on advocacy, having trained experienced practitioners throughout the world and having sat as a Judge.

5. Carl Heaton QC: Winning with Examination-in-Chief and Closing

Director of Public Prosecutions of Queensland, Australia, Carl Heaton QC, advises on examination-in-chief (direct examination) and closing arguments.

6. Jo Sidhu QC: The Soft Skills of Advocacy

Jo Sidhu QC discusses the soft skills of advocacy, including breathing, projection and controlling the mind to eliminate distractions.

7. Ian Robertson: An Expert on Expert Witnesses

Ian Robertson SC shares his approach to expert reports and witnesses, how to be guided by their forensic assessment and what questions to ask.

8. Rex Parris: The Neurology of the Courtroom

Rex Parris discusses the neurology of the courtroom and tools of persuasion that he has used in his own trials.

9. Anesta Weekes QC: Preparation, Preparation, Preparation

Anesta explains the process that she uses for effective case preparation, including how to distil your questions and case theory.

10. Justin Kahn: The Art of Visual Persuasion

Justin explains how to use tools of visual presentation to simplify and persuade.

11. Allison Summers QC: Closing With Confidence

Allison discusses how to close boldly and persuasively, without fear of saying the unpopular, controversial, or nothing at all.

12. James Rapley QC: Written Submissions and Appellate Advocacy

James explores what makes written submissions stand out and how to excel in the appellate courts.

13. Jerry Blackwell and Steve Schleicher: Prosecuting Derek Chauvin (Part 1): Preparation

Jerry Blackwell and Steve Schleicher break down their strategies for preparing the trial of Derek Chauvin.