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The Art of the Advocate isbn 004574

The Art of the Advocate

ISBN13: 004573
ISBN: 004573
New Edition ISBN: 004574
Published: September 1964
Publisher: Pelican Books
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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Advocacy has always been an intriguing subject. Every day in every court and tribunal the advocate (sometimes barrister, sometimes solicitor, sometimes indeed layman) represents ua all - Crown and defendent, landlord and tenant, rich and poor, honest and false alike.

Yet, despite the importance of his role and despite a wealth of anecdote about him, The Art of the Advocate is the firts widely available account of what the advocate actually does and how he does it.

What are their duties to court and client, and how do they affect the advocate's conduct? What sort of intelligence and what skills of presentation do they need? What problems does the structure of examination, cross-examination and re-examination pose for a client's case?

Richard Du Cann draws throughout this book on three main cases so that the reader becomes familiar with the detailed problems of the advocate at each stage of his work. A meticulous analysis of the presentation of the 'bottle on the shelf' evidence in the Peasenhall case rounds off this fascinating study of function and technique in advocacy.

Laski v. The Newark Advertiser Co. Ltd and Parlby
Rex v. William Gardiner
1. Introduction
2. The Duty of the Advocate
3. The Essentials of Advocacy
4. Opening the Case
5. Establishing the Case
6. Cross-Examinatioh: Aims, Duties, Dangers;
7. The Weapons of Cross-Examination
8. Style in Cross-Examination
9. Remainders
10. The Final Speech
11. Style in Speeches
12. Verdict