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The Devil's Advocate: A Short Polemic on How to be Seriously Good in Court 3rd ed (Book & eBook Pack)


ISBN13: 9780414051287
Published: January 2015
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
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The Devil’s Advocate, a best-selling advocacy manual in both the UK and the Commonwealth, brings a fresh approach to the Do’s and Don’ts of good advocacy. Written with humour and style, the title explains clear techniques, taking the reader through the practical application of advocacy step-by-step.

The Devil’s Advocate has quickly become the leading handbook and practical guide to advocacy in any adversarial courtroom, in any country, to be read and carried about by any advocate.

Iain Morley QC is twenty years call in well-known London criminal chambers, prosecuting and defending in the Crown Courts, including many high-profile serious crime cases. He has taught advocacy skills pro bono to the Inner Temple juniors, written much of the teaching materials, and taught the teachers – including Silks and Judges.

Subjects:
Advocacy, eBooks
Contents:
How to learn advocacy and other books to read.
The truth about advocacy: it's all about skills.
Sage advice on winning within the rules, common courtesy with your opposite and how to present yourself.
The psychology of tribunals.
Persuasiveness: how to look, how to act, how to speak: help yourself win.
How to prepare your case: work backwards!
How to address a judge and using a skeleton argument effectively.
The opening speech: how to get it right!
The witness and how to work with yours.
Questions: how to pace and how to fill silence.
Examination in Chief: how to use open and closed questioning, piggy-backing and chronology within questions.
Cross examination: is this really the best course of action? If so remember the rules.
Re examination: when to do it.
Improving questions: effective techniques.
The closing speech: how to win through closing.
Mitigation - how best to help your client.
The Court of Appeal: what to expect.
Improving advocacy: the one-point demonstration.
The overall academic: a brief summation.