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Advocacy in Court 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9781854314581
ISBN: 1854314580
Previous Edition ISBN: 0906322235
Published: May 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £28.99

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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.

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Part 1
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
endlinks and gadgets.
Part 2 The examination of witnesses:
examination in chief
the basic approach to cross-examinationm
the objectives of cross-examination
Part 3 Trials without a jury:
advocacy before the professional courts
advocacy before the non-professional courts.