Mediation Advocacy Training for Barristers

Mediation Advocacy training

2-day course |16 hours


The course is a 16-hour immersive mix of practical workshops, interactive teaching, and practical case studies in which course members will focus on enhancing and developing advocacy skills in the mediation environment supervised by experienced mediators and barristers.  A focus on advanced negotiation and persuasion, psychology, and getting past 'no' within the context of the complex confidential and without prejudice environment of a mediation.  The roles of the advocate here are distinguished from those in the court room and the JSM/round-table meeting and include insights into using and misusing the process, the mediator, and opportunities; preparation; strategies; and written skills.  The course looks to at body language, persuasion of the client as well as the opponent, and the ethical issues that may challenge advocates.   

The standard pattern for the two days is:

Day One:

AM (09:15 to 13:15): Practical lectures, the role of the mediator and ethics

PM(14:00 to 18:15): Demonstration, practical skills, and case studies

Homework: Two hours reading, preparation, and reflective analysis

Day Two:

AM: Practical lectures, ethics, POCA. key texts, and case studies

PM: Practical skills, body language, case studies; awards and personal debriefs

Successful completion of this course will provide the course member with:

  • The ability effectively to represent clients in most forms of mediation
  • A full understanding of the role, duties, and ethics of all mediation participants
  • A full toolkit of mediation negotiation skills and their academic foundations
  • Higher-level skills in non-adversarial persuasion and negotiation techniques
  • The opportunity to practice these skills under close coaching
  • Preparation skills - both written and client focussed
  • Team planning skills - working with solicitors and direct access clients
  • Certification as a Society of Mediators recognised mediation advocate
  • Recognition by the Bar Council as having passed its approved course
  • Personal feedback and development advice from skilled course tutors
  • 16 hours of relevant CPD


Date Location Price Register

Thursday 5 and Friday 6 September 2019





Non BRF: £500 + VAT

BRF: £480 + VAT

*New Practitioner: £400 + VAT

*Fully Booked*

*New practitioner rate applies to pupils and those in their first five years' of call

If you would like to pay the Bar Representation Fee, please contact the  Services Department.

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Further information

Please contact Training and Events for information on dates and pricing.  

Please ensure your read the  terms and conditions before booking.

Society of Mediators is one of many accredited providers for Mediation training. 

Recognised by:

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