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Advocacy: A Practical Guide

ISBN13: 9780854902668
To be Published: February 2019
Publisher: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £19.95

Advocacy: A Practical Guide is for those who wish to learn essential advocacy skills as well as those seeking to make their advocacy more effective.

The author has taught advocacy in more than 15 countries and recognises that the challenges of advocacy throughout the world are much the same. This accessible book is intended to give you essential knowledge, tips, confidence and support.

Advocacy: A Practical Guide provides you with techniques with which, by practice and experience, you can refine your skills.

The book shows you how to overcome nerves; how to present clearly and ethically; and how to undertake case analysis. It will also show you how to succeed in Interim Applications (Motions); Handling Witnesses in Examination-in-Chief (Direct Examination) and in Cross-Examination; Re-examination; Making Submissions of Law to a Court or Panel; and Trial Speeches. There is also a section on Written Advocacy which teaches you to write persuasively and how to draft submissions and effective skeleton arguments.

Finally, the book is full of stories and examples of skilful advocacy. It looks at the great advocates; their methods and approaches to winning cases and what made them stand out from the rest.

This book is based on civil advocacy and arbitration, although patent attorneys and criminal practitioners will also find it valuable. International lawyers will also find the book helpful, providing as it does a better understanding of common law practices such as cross-examination.

Advocacy: A Practical Guide is for those who wish to learn advocacy skills and those who want to improve their current skills, including solicitors seeking higher rights of audience, arbitration lawyers, junior barristers and LPC students.

Advocacy, Wildy, Simmonds and Hill, Courts and Procedure
1. Presentation Skills
2. The Qualities of a Good Advocate
3. Professional Conduct
4. Case Analysis
5. Interim Applications (Motions)
6. Written Advocacy
7. Skeleton Arguments
8. Preparing Witnesses
9. Examination-in-Chief or Direct Examination
10. Cross-examination
11. Re-examination
12. Expert Witnesses
13. Addresses
14. Submissions of Law
15. Further Reading
Case Study