The Unspoken Skill

Apart from advocacy, conference, negotiation and the other obvious skill sets taught on the BVC, the most important skill to learn and develop is time and task management.

Without this, the development and deployment of all the other skill sets suffer.

Time and task management skills also transfer into practice, when a barrister will have to manage a number of cases at anyone time whilst still being aware of the main issue's and tasks that require further attention.

Therefore choosing to manage your time is just as important as how you chose to use your time.

For me a mixture of an electronic organiser and a very detailed google calender allows me to manage the tasks I have to achieve in the amount of time I have available.

Electronic devises are not for everyone and it is worth experimenting with methods that work for you and most importantly that you will stick too.