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Acquisitive Purposes is a miniseries of five episodes about a robbery with a total running time of 87 minutes, commissioned by the ICCA for the ICCA Bar Course​.


Our brief was to create films which had the look and feel of a film drama but which were technically accurate both in terms of language used and setting. To achieve this, we recorded real lawyers running the case and then boiled down the transcripts into a screenplay. We trained our cast in legal techniques so that, by rehearsal, everyone had a grounding in correct legal style. The end result is a series with both real dramatic power and unparalleled verisimilitude.


Below are excerpts from each of the five episodes.

Acquisitive Purposes

Excerpt from Episode Four.

Fourth Member

Excerpt from Episode One.

Defendants' Representation

Excerpt from Episode Two.

Rightfully Sceptical

Excerpt from Episode Three.

Sensible Conclusions

Excerpt from Episode Five.

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