Sold Out! Essentials of Advocacy and Negotiation

Sold Out! Essentials of Advocacy and Negotiation

Sold Out! Essentials of Advocacy and Negotiation

This seminar is now sold-out.  Please email the CPD team at to be placed on the waitlist.


This course is specifically designed for anyone seeking a refresher or for practitioners new to advocacy. It provides essential information to advance legal knowledge and practical application to improve advocacy and negotiation skills.

Hear from distinguished members of the legal profession on case presentation and theory, opening and closing statements, examination and cross examination of witnesses and what makes a good advocate.

As negotiation skills are valuable for all lawyers and critical to all areas of practice, this course also provides expert guidance on negotiation skills.


Key Learning Outcomes

  • Learn from advocacy experts and embed your knowledge with the provided textbook, Advocacy: An Introduction, Curthoys, J; Kendall, C.N.,2006
  • Gain a better understanding of the decision-making process and audience expectations
  • Understand the importance of content and how case theory is involved in interlocutory argument
  • Be across the ethical duties that arise in litigation and in dealings with the court
  • Understand the best cross-examination techniques at your disposal
  • Maximise the strength of your opening and closing statements
  • Advocate effectively in negotiating on behalf of your clients


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  1. This seminar is subject to change.
  2. The Legal Practice Board of Western Australia states that CPD Points are awarded for a full hour and/ or half hour of attendance. Lesser periods are rounded down to the nearest half hour. 
  3. A practitioner cannot claim CPD points for attending a seminar that has the same content during the same CPD year. The content must extend the practitioner’s knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to the solicitor’s practice needs or professional development.  Practitioners should not request CPD points for any subsequent seminars which contain the same or similar content within the same CPD year.

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Friday, 28 June 2024 8:30 am


Friday, 28 June 2024 5:00 pm
Law Society of Western Australia

Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace,
Perth WA 6000


CPD Freedom:

Areas of Law

CPD Points

Practice Management
Professional Skills
Ethics & Responsibility
Substantive Law


Chair: David Leigh Senior Assistant State Solicitor, State Solicitor’s Office
Jennifer Negus Barrister, Murray Chambers
Anthony Willinge Barrister, Murray Chambers
Paul Usher Senior Consultant State Prosecutor, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for WA
Patricia Cahill SC Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers
Aaron McDonald Founding Director, Pragma Law
Jonathon Slack-Smith Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers
Kate Turtley-Chappel Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers
Darren Pratt Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers
Sandra Boyle Former Registrar, Supreme Court of Western Australia
Christopher Boyle Former Registrar, Supreme Court of Western Australia
Vincent Tan Partner, Clairs Keeley Lawyers

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