Expert Advocacy Guidance from Women in Law

In 2020, the ICCA set out to create a film showcasing some of the leading UK women judges and barristers who have each contributed to the development of the law and the practice of advocacy.

2020 saw the retirement of Lady Brenda Hale, the first-ever woman President of the Supreme Court, and the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Both of these remarkable women have been strong advocates for gender equality.

In this extraordinary year, we celebrated Kamala Harris, former Attorney General of California, becoming the first-ever woman elected as Vice-President of the USA.

Our film sets out to provide expert guidance in various aspects of advocacy. We hope that it inspires many others to follow in the footsteps of those who have gone before them and helps to shape the lawyers of the future.

Individual chapters can be viewed via the links below:

Lady Justice Andrews KC DBE – Case Analysis

Adrienne Page KC – Skeleton Arguments

Lady Justice Carr – Civil Submissions

Sarah Whitehouse KC – Prosecution Opening Speeches

HHJ Dafna Spiro – Young Witnesses

Rehana Popal – Immigration Cases

Sarah Clarke KC – International Advocacy

Narita Bahra KC – Fraud Cases

Mary Prior KC – Defence Speeches

Mrs Justice McGowan – Appellate Court Advocacy