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Trial Strategy Planning

It is a well-known fact that preparation and planning is the key to good advocacy. Use of a Trial Strategy Plan (TSP) affords an advocate the confidence that all aspects of trial preparation have been covered.   

This practical and thought-provoking course will help to develop the skills necessary to effectively plan for and run a criminal trial at court. Delegates create a case plan outlining their strategy; assessing strengths and weaknesses of their case and their opponent’s; setting up cross-examination of each witness; identifying evidential issues, applications and submissions that they might make and anticipating those their opponents may make; considering all lines of enquiry and further preparation needed to be fully prepared for trial.

A pre-course case study is provided so that delegates can familiarise themselves with the facts in readiness for the course. This releases the training day to be highly collaborative and focused on practical skills development. 

Key Benefits

  • Appreciate how using a TSP is a revelation that changes the manner in which you prepare for any case. 
  • Delegates will work within one of two groups either for the Prosecution or the Defence. Groups work separately, with guidance from the tutor to prepare their case plan. Strategies and preparations are discussed within the specific groups before they are brought together and the respective case plans analysed and discussed. 
  • Small class numbers provides a beneficial learning experience through more personalised feedback and collaboration.
  • Practical advice on how to apply skills learned during training from experienced tutors who are all former or current practitioners.

Price £195


per delegate
(excludes vat)
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Available In-house


Available as an in-house course

Continued Competence


Highly practical and
relevant training. 5 hours.



Venue Date
14 Jun 2019

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Kaplan Altior Experience

We help those in the legal sector achieve their professional development and career goals and excel in their field.


Our programmes offer an interactive and practical learning experience that delivers lasting results and is easily put into practice.


We have vast experience in legal training and assessment and have been developing legal talent for over 35 years.


When tailoring programmes, we take the time to understand your business and create solutions to suit your unique training needs.


Strong client service is at the heart of our business and underpins everything we do. It's what sets us apart from other providers.