• Workshop 1
     February 25, 2017
     9:00 am - 1:00 pm

ACICA invites you to obtain in-depth and interactive training in the necessary knowledge and skills to be an effective advocate in an international arbitration context. See attached flyer for details.

This series of four half-day workshops is designed to provide an intensive introduction to the provision of advocacy in international arbitration.

Drawing on the expertise of Court Director, Greg Laughton SC (ACICA Fellow, Barrister, Arbitrator and Mediator) and that of course tutors with extensive experience as advocates in international arbitration, the course will provide participants with a detailed understanding of and practical experience focused on:

  • communication skills and persuasion
  • case preparation and written advocacy
  • preparation for performance and oral advocacy

Course tutors will be drawn from experienced practitioners who regularly act as advocates and arbitrators, in order to provide participants with invaluable insights and performance feedback.

High profile guest speakers will provide their own perspectives and speak about their practical experiences as international arbitration advocates and arbitrators. Confirmed Guest Speakers for the series include Justin D’Agostino (Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills), Kim Rooney (Barrister & Arbitrator, Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong), Max Bonnell (Partner, King & Wood Mallesons) and Dr Sam Luttrell (Counsel, Clifford Chance).

The course is ideal for candidates looking to progress their career in arbitration by familiarising themselves with the essential criteria for effective international arbitration advocacy and practising those skills in a live environment with feedback from experienced practitioners.

The workshops will be held as follows:

  • Workshop 1: 25 February 2017 at Herbert Smith Freehills, 161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
  • Workshop 2: 18 March 2017 at Australian Disputes Centre, 1 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
  • Workshop 3: 6 May 2017 at Australian Disputes Centre, 1 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
  • Workshop 4: 20 May 2017 at Australian Disputes Centre, 1 Castlereagh Street, Sydne

We are grateful to the Australian Disputes Centre and Herbert Smith Freehills, Sydney for their support of the course.

For NSW practitioners – if this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one “unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. CPD points may be available for practitioners in other States and Territories, subject to the requirements of the relevant body.

See attached flyer for more information. Bookings may be made through the ACICA website.


161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia


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