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Welcome to the website of the Advocacy Training Council (ATC)

The Advocacy Training Council is a Council established by the Council of the Inns of Court (COIC).  We comprise of barristers, judges and others drawn from the Inns of Court, the Circuits, the Bar Council of England and Wales, Specialist Bar Associations and from other representative bodies and organisations.

The main functions of the ATC are to provide leadership, guidance and coordination in relation to the pursuit of excellence in advocacy.

Here you can access information on all matters relating to advocacy training, from its history and methods to calendars of training events and information on the continuing development of policy.

Advocacy trainers for the Inns and Circuits can access a members’ area providing a library of core training materials.


Featured News

Advocates Gateway


We are very pleased to announce the launch of four further research based practical toolkits, which are now available to download on The Advocate's Gateway website. The titles of the toolkits are as follows:

Following the RAISING THE BAR report by The Advocacy Training Council, The Advocate's Gateway project was founded in order to change criminal justice practitioners' approaches to vulnerable witnesses.

The Advocate's Gateway project was launched on the 26th April 2013 by the Attorney General who gave a keynote speech. More information can be found here.

The Advocate’s Gateway website will include reports, toolkits, training materials as well as the Criminal Bar Association’s training film “A Question of Practice”.

For more information follow this link.

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