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 was a significant time when we saw the retirement of Lady Brenda Hale, the first-ever woman President of the Supreme Court, and the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Both of these remarkable women were strong advocates for gender equality.

Our film set 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. We are delighted that this film features the first-ever Lady Chief Justice, Dame Sue Carr.

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