Sarah Clarke QC
In this episode Sarah Clarke QC shares her perspectives on advocacy, having trained experienced practitioners throughout the world and having sat as a Judge.
- How Sarah began to learn advocacy and her recommended reading.
- What makes Sarah a formidable advocate?
- Sarah’s advocacy training journey including the International Criminal Court, Pakistan, Malaysia, Sierra Leone, Yugoslavia and more.
- How can experienced practitioners improve?
- Authenticity as an advocate.
- Preparation: no shortcuts.
- How to prepare for the facts that can sink your case.
- Practical steps to improve your preparation.
- What Sarah does for every speech in court.
- Direct examination / examination-in-chief: controlling the story.
- Cross-examination: when a Judge doesn’t like where you’re going.
- How Sarah uses her voice in cross-examination to build the narrative, and deals with verbose and lying witnesses.
- How sitting as a Judge helped Sarah understand what helps Judges (to help you).
The Devil’s Advocate Iain Morley QC
The Art of Cross-Examination, Francis Wellman
The Art of the Advocate, Richard Du Cann