Skills Training by Faculty of Advocates @ Edinburgh [June 4-7]: Applications Open

About the organiser and the workshop:

The Faculty of Advocates will be hosting skills training for 40 Advocates and Barristers of 0-7 years call at the Mackenzie Building, Old Assembly Close, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QX on 4th to 7th June 2019.

Facilitators. The training will be run by experienced Scottish and international facilitators.

Materials.  Materials will be sent out at the beginning of May.


The training is open to 20 international participants and 20 Scottish Advocates.

While the subject matter is a Scottish civil claim for damages arising out of a road traffic accident, the focus is firmly on advocacy skills rather than an in-depth knowledge of Scots law, evidence or practice and procedure.


The subject-matter of the exercise is a road traffic accident.  A pedestrian is knocked over by a car driver on a busy street. He brings a claim for damages.

The case is going to an evidential hearing (a “Proof”). The factual witnesses- the pedestrian, the driver and an independent eye witness- will require to be examined. There are skid marks on the road.  The pursuer will lead an expert witness.

The course will involve:

  • case analysis;
  • consulting with an expert;
  • the use of productions (photos, plans, reports);
  • prior inconsistent statements;
  • examining and cross-examining an expert witness;
  • advanced cross-examination skills; and

Mackenzie Building, Old Assembly Close, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1QX.

Registration procedure and fee details:

The price for international participants is £750.  Included in the price is accommodation (4 nights), breakfasts on 4th to 7th June 2019, lunches on 4th to 7th June 2019 and dinner on the evening of 6th June 2019.  Participants and Facilitators will require to make their own travel arrangements.

Registration for International Participants – please CLICK HERE

Registration for Scottish Participants – please CLICK HERE

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