Advocacy Guidance: A Woman’s Perspective

The ICCA has set out to create a film showcasing some of the leading UK women judges and barristers in 2020 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 an 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 QC DBE – Case Analysis

Adrienne Page QC – Skeleton Arguments

Lady Justice Carr – Civil Submissions

Sarah Whitehouse QC – Prosecution Opening Speeches

HHJ Dafna Spiro – Young Witnesses

Rehana Popal – Immigration Cases

Sarah Clarke QC – International Advocacy

Narita Bahra QC – Fraud Cases

Mary Prior QC – Defence Speeches

Mrs Justice McGowan – Appellate Court Advocacy