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World Bar Conference 2012



Advocacy, past, present and future - constant values for a modern Bar


Key topics

•The courts’ expectations of the Advocate
•Advocacy in the Highest Court
•Lessons from the Advocates of the Past
•Advocacy against the odds: Experience in Africa and elsewhere

•Training the Young Bar in cross examination
•Quality Assessment for Advocates
•Advocacy at Public Inquiries
•The future of Advocacy - oral and appellate
•Prosecution Advocacy


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  • Tino Bere, Zimbabwe

  • The Hon Michael Beloff QC, England

  • Mr Justice Frank Clarke, Ireland

  • Sir David Calvert-Smith, England

  • Mr Justice Edwin Cameron, Justice of the South African Constitutional Court

  • The Rt Hon Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony, England

  • Michael Collins SC, Ireland

  • Russell Coleman SC, Hong Kong

  • Nicholas R. Cowdery AM QC, Former DPP of New South Wales

  • Dr Michael Crennan SC, Australia

  • Miriam Dean CNZM QC, New Zealand

  • Baroness Deech of Cumnor DBE, Chair of the Bar Standards Board, England

  • James Dingemans QC, England

  • The Honourable Tan Sri James Foong Cheng Yuen SMW DPMS, Judge of the Federal Court of Malaysia

  • The Hon Robert Shenton French AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia

  • Edwin Glasgow CBE QC, England

  • Phil Greenwood SC, Australia

  • The Rt Hon The Lady Hale of Richmond DBE PC, Justice of the Supreme Court of England and Wales

  • The Rt Hon Lady Justice Hallett DBE, Coroner for the 7/7 bombings, Lord Justice of Appeal, England

  • Max Hill QC, England

  • Stephen Hockman QC, England

  • Asmir Jahangir, Pakistan

  • Sir Sydney Kentridge KCMG QC, England

  • The Rt Hon The Lord Judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

  • Fiona McLeod SC, Australia

  • Ian Morley QC, England

  • David Nicholls, England

  • David Perry QC, England

  • The Rt Hon Lady Justice Rafferty DBE, England

  • The Rt Hon Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers KG PC, England

  • The Rt Hon Sir Stephen Sedley, Former Lord Justice of Appeal, England

  • Sam Stein QC, England

  • The Rt Hon Lord Sumption SCJ, England



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