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The Advocacy Podcast: Journeys To Excellence is a podcast about trial advocacy. 

Barrister Bibi Badejo interviews the best trial lawyers from around the world about how they excel in the court room.

Throughout the series, topics range from cross-examination, expert witnesses, and effective preparation to the neurology of trials, the soft skills of advocacy and much more. 

You’ll hear practical advice that you can apply straightaway to your court trials, irrespective of your jurisdiction or area of law. 

Please subscribe to The Advocacy Podcast and visit www.theadvocacypodcast.com for more information and additional resources.

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The Advocacy Podcast: Journeys To Excellence is a podcast about trial advocacy. 

Barrister Bibi Badejo interviews the best trial lawyers from around the world about how they excel in the court room.

Throughout the series, topics range from cross-examination, expert witnesses, and effective preparation to the neurology of trials, the soft skills of advocacy and much more. 

You’ll hear practical advice that you can apply straightaway to your court trials, irrespective of your jurisdiction or area of law. 

Please subscribe to The Advocacy Podcast and visit www.theadvocacypodcast.com for more information and additional resources.

    9. Anesta Weekes QC: Preparation, Preparation, Preparation

    9. Anesta Weekes QC: Preparation, Preparation, Preparation

    Anesta Weekes QC joins host Bibi Badejo to discuss the importance of preparation and having a sound case theory.

    Anesta Weekes QC was called to the Bar in 1981, and in 1999, was appointed both Queen’s Counsel and Recorder (part-time judge). Anesta is recognised for her work prosecuting and defending, acting for professionals in disciplinary tribunals, in a number of major national inquiries, including the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry.  She also specialises in Privy Council work, dealing with both civil and criminal appeals originating in Bermuda, Bahamas, Montserrat and Antigua. Anesta is also an experienced advocacy trainer and serves on the International Committee of the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA). She regularly trains advocates in the UK and within the Commonwealth jurisdictions (including the Caribbean region, South Africa and Zimbabwe).

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    8. Rex Parris: The Neurology of the Courtroom

    8. Rex Parris: The Neurology of the Courtroom

    In this episode, Rex Parris joins host Bibi Badejo to discuss the neurology of the courtroom and tools of persuasion that he has used in his own trials.  

    Rex is a specialist in personal injury litigation and is based in Lancaster, California, where he has also served as Mayor since 2008. In 2009, Rex was the lead attorney in a defamation action that resulted in an historic jury verdict in Los Angeles for $370,000,000. He has a reputation as a highly innovative trial lawyer and uses cognitive science and neuro-linguistic programming to improve court room interactions.  

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    7. Ian Roberston SC: An Expert on Expert Witnesses

    7. Ian Roberston SC: An Expert on Expert Witnesses

    In this episode, Ian Robertson SC shares his approach to expert reports and witnesses with host Bibi Badejo.

    Ian is a trial and appellate Commercial barrister with a special interest in intellectual property, both litigious and non-litigious. His practice is diverse, stopping only at matters of personal criminal law. He was President of the South Australian Bar Association (SABA), the Chair of the Australian Bar Association’s Advocacy Training Council, and a director of the Australian Advocacy Institute. He is also an experienced advocacy coach both in Australia (SABA, ABA, and AAI) and overseas.  

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    • 1 hr
    6. Jo Sidhu QC: The Soft Skills of Advocacy

    6. Jo Sidhu QC: The Soft Skills of Advocacy

    Jo Sidhu QC joins host Bibi Badejo to discuss a topic which is less commonly the focus of advocacy training, but no less important – the soft skills of advocacy. Jo explores aspects such as breathing, projection, and controlling the mind to eliminate distractions and extraneous material.  

    Jo is a leading specialist in criminal law with expertise in terrorism cases, homicides, and conspiracies involving frauds, robberies and drugs trafficking. Among many high-profile cases, Jo has acted in three of the largest ever terrorist plots in England. He is the Vice-Chair of the Criminal Bar Association, a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn, and an experienced advanced advocacy trainer.  

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    • 58 min
    5. Carl Heaton QC: Winning with Examination-in-Chief and Closing

    5. Carl Heaton QC: Winning with Examination-in-Chief and Closing

    Carl Heaton QC joins host Bibi Badejo and advises on how to make examination-in-chief (direct examination) engaging, how to bring your witnesses to life, and how to make your closing arguments as compelling as possible.  

    Carl was appointed as the Director of Public Prosecutions of Queensland, Australia, in June 2020, having been called to the bar in 1990 and taken silk in 2010. He has great experience and expertise in matters across the full spectrum of the criminal justice system as a result of his various roles in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions between 1989 and 2007. He also spent nine years as the Deputy Public Defender, including 10 months as the Public Defender prior to being appointed as the Deputy DPP in 2016. 

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    4. Sarah Clarke QC: The Expert Advocacy Trainer

    4. Sarah Clarke QC: The Expert Advocacy Trainer

    Sarah Clarke QC joins host Bibi Badejo to discuss how to improve court room skills, including some alternative yet familiar resources.  

    Sarah is a renowned expert in insider dealing, investment fraud and market abuse law. Sarah also practises in police disciplinary actions and represents medical professionals and Hospital Trusts at Inquests. She was appointed as a Recorder (part-time Circuit Judge) of the Crown Court in 2012 and was authorised to sit in cases involving Serious Sexual Offences in 2016. She is also a leading advocacy trainer and travels the world to train lawyers of all levels. 

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    • 1 hr 4 min

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