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“Oral Advocacy – Practical Tips & Tricks” presented by Chris Chain & Lai Chun Ho

2 Feb 2018

In DVC’s first event of the year, Chris Chain and Lai Chun Ho delivered a compelling presentation at Bird & Bird’s offices entitled “Oral Advocacy: Practical Tips & Tricks.”

They took the audience – made up of Partners and Associates – through key features of forceful oral advocacy, with practical tips from their frontline experiences on how to successfully establish and maintain dialogue with the Judge or tribunal.

Topics convered include methods to simplify and streamline submissions, the importance of proper prioritization and structuring of points, the interaction between the roles played by written advocacy and oral advocacy, and how to effectively answer questions from the bench.

To practically illustrates the methods and techniques discussed, Chris and Chun Ho took the audience though a skeleton argument, which they had amended from a sample provided to them beforehand.

The presentation was nuanced with humorous anecdotes and war stories, which made for an entertaining and engaging interaction with the audience.