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The New Practitioners' programme applies to all barristers who commenced independent practice on or after 1 October 1997. This was extended on 1st October 1998 to barristers entering employed practice with the intention of exercising rights of audience.

In the first three years of practice, newly qualified practitioners are required to complete 45 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) including at least 9 hours of Advocacy Training and 3 hours of Ethics.

The Inner Temple New Practitioners' Advocacy and Ethics Residential Weekend takes place in April and June each year. The course runs from Friday evening until Sunday lunchtime. Practitioners are split into civil , criminal, family or employed barrister streams. The programme includes cross- examination of real-life expert medical or accountant witnesses, discussion of ethical problems in an applied conference setting with solicitors, and video-review. The cost of the weekend is £250 which includes accommodation, all meals and coach transport to the hotel from the Inn. The weekend is accredited for 17 CPD Hours (which includes the 9 Advocacy and 3 Ethics, plus five additional general CPD hours). Places are limited so please book early.

The next new Practitioners' Advocacy & Ethics weekends will take place on the following dates:

4th - 6th April 2014
6th - 8th June 2014

Booking forms are available here or please contact David Miller for further information.

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