The Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) was established by the Council of the Inns of Court (COIC). The ICCA works with barristers, judges and others drawn from the Inns, the Circuits, the Bar Council of England and Wales, Specialist Bar Associations and other representative organisations. The ICCA is made up of a specialist academic team and a professional operations team, currently based at Gray’s Inn Square.
We are committed to academic and professional excellence for the Bar. Our main functions are to provide education, leadership, guidance and coordination in relation to the pursuit of excellence in advocacy and professional ethics.
The ICCA designs and delivers bespoke advocacy training courses and guidance for the practising Bar. Examples of this include project such as “Advocacy and the Vulnerable”, Youth Justice, Experts and Interpreters.
We set out to share best practice and work on joint ventures such as a portable method of case analysis teaching, ethics vignettes, conferences held on areas of topical interest and concern and training for Facilitators and Pupil Supervisors.
The ICCA Board of Governors considers project briefs from its academic team, members of the Bar or the Judiciary and makes decisions depending on the scope of the work and the cost.
For more information about any of our materials and training or even applying to your Inn to become an advocacy trainer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The four Inns of Court have generously funded the ICCA to develop a new two-part Bar Course to offer Bar students a more affordable and flexible mode of study for the Bar, whilst maintaining our commitment to high standards. Our course is delivered partly online and then face-to-face in London within the precinct of the Inns.
For more information about the course, please visit the Bar Course section of our website.
The Annual Review provides an overview of the ICCA’s continued work in raising and maintaining high standards in the practice of advocacy and professional ethics.
In 2018-19 the ICCA announced the launch of a new two-part Bar Course. In addition the ICCA has continued to deliver training and develop new materials and programmes for established practitioners.