Robert Temmink offers two types of training services for lawyers: skills training and ‘black letter law’ lectures.

Whether an hour-long lecture or a week’s training course, training can be delivered at a basic or advanced level, at your offices, at a client’s premises, or in Chambers in London. Lectures can also be adapted to include question and answer sessions or as a forum for debate among delegates.

All training is delivered either by Robert himself or by another barrister in the team, and can be CPD accredited.

Sessions can be combined into a bespoke training programme to suit each client’s particular requirements. Please get in touch via the Contact page for more details.

Skills Training


  • Narrative advocacy – applications and interim remedies
  • Examination in chief
  • Cross-examination
  • Experts
  • Closing submissions


  • The mediation process – inside the mind of the mediator
  • How to get the most from your mediation and mediator
  • How to succeed at mediation
  • How to win over the mediator before a mediation
  • Written advocacy before a mediation

Law Lectures

Bribery Act 2010

  • Overview of the new Bribery Act 2010
  • Key provisions of the Bribery Act 2010 for companies
  • Strict liability and the ‘adequate procedures’ defence
  • Territorial reach of the Bribery Act 2010
  • The Bribery Act 2010 and the construction industry – special considerations


  • General overview of disclosure requirements
  • Outline of electronic disclosure
  • Witness summonses and non-party disclosure
  • Overview of privilege and legal advice – with update on position of in-house counsel
  • Overview of privilege in mediations and/or arbitrations
  • Update on recent cases on disclosure

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Practice and procedure under the ICC rules
  • Practice and procedure under the LCIA rules
  • Comparison of DIAC, ICC and LCIA systems and tactical considerations
  • Effectiveness of arbitration clauses and drafting arbitration clauses
  • Practice and tactics in mediation

Financial Services & Chancery

  • Update on banking litigation and regulation
  • Credit crunch litigation
  • Mistake
  • Rectification

UAE & UK Law

  • Rules of the Dubai International Finance Centre Courts (DIFC) vs UK Civil Procedure Rules
  • DIFC – some issues of practice, jurisdiction and procedure
  • DIFC – unfair prejudice claims