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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Bar Manual: Conference Skills 18th ed isbn 9780198766032

Bar Manual: Conference Skills 17th ed

Edited by: Marcus Soanes, The City Law School

ISBN13: 9780198714453
New Edition ISBN: 9780198766032
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199657322
Published: August 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback, A4
Price: Out of print

Covering all aspects of the client interview, Conference Skills is designed to help trainee barristers develop the key written, interpersonal, and case-work skills required to conduct successful client conferences.

Special attention is devoted to skills of questioning, listening, and advising, to ensure the trainee barrister is well equipped to maximise a client conference in terms of gathering information and giving advice.

Featuring numerous how-to-do-it guides, worked examples, and realistic case documentation, the manual offers practical step-by-step guidance so that the trainee barrister can approach any client conference with confidence.

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1. Introduction and overview
2. General principles
3. The client
4. Meeting the client - conducting the conference
5. Case preparation
6. Questioning techniques
7. Advice
8. Concluding the conference
9. Specific ethical problems
10. Specific client needs
11. Cross-cultural communication
12. How to judge an effective conference
13. Practitioners' perspective
14. Sample exercise
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