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Donata. . Szabo. Points to consider. What is advocacy?. “. Advocatus. ”. Who are advocates?. What is the difference between a solicitor and a barrister?. What do think are the ingredients of good advocacy?. ID: 616638

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Introduction to Advocacy




Points to consider

What is advocacy?


Who are advocates?

What is the difference between a solicitor and a barrister?

What do think are the ingredients of good advocacy?

Have you ever done advocacy?

Let’s see an example.


in mitigation



Discuss what you saw: what do you think was good and bad?


Different Courts in the UK

Magistrates’ Court




Court intro: https



Tribunals (e.g. SEND, Immigration, Employment, etc.)

County Court

High Court

Court of Appeal (Civil and Criminal Divisions)

Supreme Court

How to address a judge

Magistrates’ Court

: Sir/Madam

Crown Court/High Court/County Court:



(or Master/Mistress)

High Court/Court of Appeal/Supreme Court:

Your Lordship/Ladyship/My Lord/Lady


Key phrases

“in my respectful submission”

“I would submit”

“with all due respect to your Lordship’s/Ladyship’s view…”

“unless I could be of further assistance

“I’m grateful for this indication”

Use of Civil Procedure Rules and Blackstone’s Criminal Practice


Case analysis

What is case analysis?

Why do you have to do it?


What is the case about? (i.e. here – what offence?)

Key Facts


ood facts

Bad facts

Previous criminal history

Personal circumstances

Sentencing guidelines


Plea in mitigation

Introductory matters (introduce yourself, your client, what you want)

Introduce the theme/main points

Explanations to aggravating features

Highlight and address mitigating features of the offence

Identify mitigating factors arising from defendant’s previous history

Explain mitigation based on defendant’s personal circumstances


your points

Request an appropriate sentence


Now, try it yourself!

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