Advocacy Competition

Becket Chambers in association with Kent Law School will be hosting a family law advocacy competition at the end of 2022 for University of Kent students.

The prizes are:
a one week mini pupillage;
2 x one to one sessions with a barrister (2 separate barristers);
1x one to one session with a barrister’s clerk (hugely useful for any student wanting to learn about one of the most important figures in a barrister’s life);
£250 cash prize; and
advocacy book.

All prizes go to the winner.

The provisional timetable is:

Monday 3rd October 2022 6.30pm Launch of competition and an introduction to family court advocacy by me.

14th October 2022 – Deadline for entries.

Saturday 22nd October 2022 – Round 1 – Speed Round (no drafting; no-one is eliminated from the competition yet).

Saturday 12th November – Round 2 – Knock-out Round (no drafting; elimination until two students are left).

Wed 30th November – Final. Advocates to draft a position statement and argue their cases in court.

Monitor Becket Chambers social media for updates nearer the time, and good luck to all entrants.