Pleadings: Performing on Paper & in Court – Written Advocacy, Oral Advocacy, Court & Tribunal Etiquette

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Date(s) - 27/09/2022
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Hall & Willcox


Welcome to the Law Series – Seminar 2:
Pleadings: Performing on Paper & in Court – Written Advocacy, Oral Advocacy, Court & Tribunal Etiquette

Time: 5.00pm registration for 5.30pm start to 7.00pm, proudly hosted by Hall & Wilcox

You know you’re talented. This seminar will provide insights, advice, and examples of how to make sure everyone else in the courtroom knows it too.

Madeleine Bridgett, International Human Rights Barrister, 6 St James Hall Chambers.  Madeleine was initially called to the Bar of England and Wales and later called to the NSW Bar in 2016. She was awarded the Peter Duffy Human Rights Scholarship by the Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn. She worked for the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, and she has also worked for the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales where she fearlessly advocated for the protection of the rights of children whilst actively promoting the rule of law in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. In 2021 Madeleine was appointed as Counsel Assisting for the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.

The  Honourable Justice Dina Yehia, Supreme Court of New South Wales
A previous solicitor, barrister, and District Court Judge, Her Honour Dina Yehia, became the first person of Greek Egyptian descent to be sworn in as a Judge of the Common Law Division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales on 4 July 2022. She is the Chair of the Ngara Yura Committee and the Walama Working Group, as well as a member of the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration and the National Judicial College of Australia. Over her career, Justice Yehia has defended thousands of Indigenous people and presided over complex trials including serious charges of sexual assault, attempted murder, drug supply, importation and fraud.


Emily Ryan, Special Counsel, Planning & Environment, Mills Oakley Emily has worked as a solicitor in planning and environment, regulatory, and criminal law since 2012. Emily regularly appears and instructs counsel in civil and criminal litigation of varying degrees of complexity in the Land and Environment Court and the Local Court. Emily was the President of NSW Young Lawyers in 2017, and was a Councillor on the Council of the Law Society of NSW in 2017 and 2018. Prior to joining Mills Oakley, Emily worked at the NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office, the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, and the Environmental Defenders Office.

Moderator: Priya Paquet, Partner, Financial Services & Insurance, Hall & Wilcox.

COSTSingle seminars: $25 Members, $30 Non-Members; all four seminars for $80 Members, $100 Non-Members. Please note that registration is open at 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start and will conclude by 7.00pm. Light refreshments will be served. Please click here for the flyerPlease  click here to book online

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