The requirement to produce skeleton arguments has been with us for 10 years, but written advocacy remains in its infancy. Court of Appeal judges admit that cases are decided before oral argument on the strength of written advocacy. This second edition develops the first edition by building on what practitioners found useful and including recent examples.
Throughout the civil justice system under the Civil Procedure Rules the skill is vital – cases are won on lost on the advocate’s skill writing, not addressing the court orally.
This book provides practical advice in drafting:-
- model form pre-action protocol letters of claim;
- inter partes correspondence;
- Part 36 Offers;
- skeleton arguments;
- written opening notes for trial;
- closing submissions;
- costs submissions
Previously known as: Influencing the Judicial Mind: Effective Written Advocacy in Practice