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Written with the principal aim of instructing the newcomer to the English Bar, this book includes frequent references to American and Commonweath procedures. It intends not only to teach, but also reveal the ground rules of persuasion which operate throughout modern society.
The book gives information on the basic tools of advocacy - court etiquette, the jury, the client's character, three mandatory rules and some essential aims, speeches for the prosecution, speeches for the defense, judges, note-taking, endlinks and gadgets.
The topic of examination of witnesses follows, covering - questioning, examination in chief, the basic approach to cross-examination, the objectives of cross-examination and re-examination.
The final part of the book deals with trials without a jury, advocacy before the professional courts and advocacy before the non-professional courts.