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Advocacy: A Practical Guide

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

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“I have read no better guide to the practicalities of good advocacy than Peter Lyons’ book. It is informed by years of experience and by a wealth of illuminating anecdotes that will instruct and entertain all advocates from the novice to the QC. It is easy to understand, comprehensive (from opening submissions, through cross-examination to final speeches) and, as one would expect of a book on advocacy, completely persuasive.” From the foreword by Lord Pannick QC

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. It 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.

The book is aimed at barristers, solicitors, arbitration lawyers, patent attorneys and students. International lawyers will also find the book helpful, providing as it does, a better understanding of common law practice such as cross-examination..

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