oa Advocate - Projecting the Right Image

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8743



As a young, practising barrister, I made occasional appearances on local and national TV and radio, explaining either the law or the effects of some current, topical case. So I was billed as ""a barrister"" and only those very few people who recognised my face or voice could blame me personally for my errors . Today, the scene is different. Counsel may appear, unrobed but otherwise naked in their identity, before microphone or camera. They are seldom trained in even the bare and essential techniques of handling those tricky media. And their errors and omissions are too often too obvious, too embarrassing and too harmful.

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