Clive graduated BA and LL.B from the University of Cape Town.
He was called to the Rhodesian Bar (later the Zimbabwe Bar) in 1967 and practiced there until 1983. He joined the then Hong Kong Legal Department in 1983 and worked in the Prosecutions and Civil Division. Before he left the public sector in 1994, he had reached the position of Deputy Director of Public Prosecution and the Head of Commercial Crime Unit. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1993. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a CEDR Accredited Mediator.
Clive has served as Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association. He was formerly an executive member of the International Criminal Bar Association and a World Court listed counsel. He has been the General Editor of Archbold Hong Kong.
Clive is experienced in criminal matters such as commercial crime, money-laundering, corruption and cases involving human rights issues. He has also experience in international criminal practice as he has advised Governments of several countries.
Clive has also an established public law and civil practice as he has been involved in judicial reviews relating to right of abode, town planning and professional bodies; in contractual disputes, probate, fraudulent trading etc. He has been involved in many high-profile cases, both civil and criminal since 1983. Clive also has experience of sitting as an arbitrator or appearing as counsel in arbitrations.
Ever wanted to dominate the courtroom with extensive cross-examination techniques?
This dynamic course is designed to equip the participants with practical tips and effective methods on cross-examination, do not miss this rare opportunity to benefit from the experience and knowledge of Mr. Clive Grossman, Q.C., S.C. and his team of trial advocacy experts from Parkside Chambers.
At the end of the course, participants should be able to understand cross-examination in greater details and to grasp and improve his/her cross-examinational skills.
Lecture on Cross-Examination
First half of the course features a lecture by renowned litigator and experienced presenter Mr. Clive Grossman, Q.C., S.C., who will guide the audience through the cross-examination process by providing instructive examples and tactical insights of the subject.
The lecture will cover the followings:
Objectives and Purposes of Cross-Examination
Basic Methods of Cross-Examination
The Cross-Examiner at Work
Errors in Cross-Examination
Workshop on Cross-Examination
The course is then followed by an interactive workshop, inviting the audience to participate in an cross-examination role-play exercise. Trial advocacy professionals from Parkside Chambers will act as witnesses and the participants will be able to apply the learnt techniques from the first session straight away, to cross-examine them based on a criminal case scenario. Throughout the workshop, Mr. Grossman will comment and share his experience and expertise in cross-examination with practical tips and suggestions which aims to improve the participants' skills.
The workshop will be based on an Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm (Cap.212 s.39) case scenario, those who successfully registered the course will receive a set of preparation materials, which include the followings:
Record of Interview with the Defendant at the Police Station
List of Previous Convictions
We encourage all participants to read and study the materials thoroughly and prepare for the workshop, as he/she may be required to undertake the cross-examination role-play exercise.