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BAR COURSE
ADVOCACY LAW TUTORS

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DO YOU NEED A LAW TUTOR TO HELP ADVOCACY ASSESSMENT?

 

THE ROLE OF A BARRISTER

Barristers offer specialised legal advice. They represent individuals and organisations before courts and tribunals, either through written submissions or personal appearances. The work is strenuous. Barristers must possess exceptional intellectual ability and be fluent in both written and spoken English. They must be able to think and communicate clearly under duress, possess stamina, and emotional fortitude. They must sift through and analyse large amounts of information, apply the law to the facts, and persuasively present legal arguments in court, among other things.

THE NEW BAR COURSE

The Bar Courses essentially supplanted the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) in 2020, as the vocational component of bar training. While course providers may refer to their programmes differently, it is critical to remember that all courses lead to the same end result - completion of the vocational component of bar training. Additionally, bar courses are referred to as:

  • Bar/Barrister Training Course (BTC)

  • Bar Practice Course (BPC)

  • Bar Vocational Course (BVC)

  • Bar Vocational Studies (BVS).

 

The BSB has authorised a variety of institutions, referred to as Authorised Education and Training Organizations (AETOs), to deliver Bar courses. The Bar Standards Board (BSB) reports that the new qualification requirements make training to be a lawyer more flexible, accessible, and inexpensive than ever before. Additionally, the amendments increase the diversity of talent available to the Bar by allowing students to select between alternative pathways to qualifying.

THE IMPORTANTACE OF ADVOCACY?

The primary skill of a barrister is his/her oral advocacy. The ability to form logical and creative arguments, and concisely articulate them is the most powerful weapon in an advocates arsenal. This is fundamentally what a barrister is paid to do, that is to think on their feet. A barrister is expected to pick up on issues and articulate them to a judge through submissions that are first, correct in law and also persuasive.

 

Advocacy is not a skill we are all naturally gifted with. The majority of us will have to develop our style of advocacy and this comes with experience. For example advocacy is a skill, and while some may be naturally more suited to it than others, expertise and finesse come from practice, experience and dedication.

HOW CAN BAR COURSE ADVOCACY LAW TUTORS HELP?

 

The Bar Course is a constant of many different subject matter heavy modules, all crammed into less that a year of intense study. This leaves many students, as well as the provider to some extent, to neglect honing the vial skill of advocacy in favour of using time to cram as much information for knowledge based exams as possible. A Bar Course Advocacy Law Tutor at Private Law Tutor can help you develop these skills so you can be prepared for a upcoming assessment or a s a refresher if you have been out of work for a while because of pregnancy or if your training for higher rights of audience.  


The way to bypass this is by learning one to one with a meticulous tutor. A tutor who will pay all their attention to your advocacy, and work with you to tailor and nurture your own personal style of advocacy. This is something a lecturer or teacher on the course simply is unable to do for each student. Get in touch with me if you need tutoring for the bar.