Advocacy

Advocacy

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By (author) David Ross

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 194 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 230mm x 18mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521884764
  • ISBN 13: 9780521884761
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 127,353

Product description

Advocacy, first published in 2007, explains how to win cases in court. Focusing on the techniques and methods of successful advocates, David Ross QC shows how to prepare a case for court. Writing in simple, clear language he gives the benefit of his many years of local and international experience. This second edition features new advice about how to prepare for, and run, an appeal, as well as how to write effective submissions to court. It also describes: * how to hold a court's attention * how to start and stop a witness * how to cross-examine all types of people, from liars to experts * the methods of taking objections to questions * how to address a jury * how to follow etiquette and behave ethically * how to win impossible cases All the principles of advocacy are explained, from the striking start to knowledge of human affairs, and Advocacy is rich with examples taken from real cases.

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David Ross QC is an eminent advocate with extensive experience in trials and appeals throughout Australia. He has taught advocacy in many countries.

Review quote

'This book represents the latest and most extensive work in Advocacy teaching. It is essential reading for advocates of all levels and experience.' Greg Laughton SC 'There is no superfluous material, expression is always both economic and precise, and the results are always instructive. The style of the book manifests the qualities of the advocacy it teaches.' David J. A. Cairns, Cambridge Law Journal 'It is as slender as a supermodel at 180 pages, but do not be mislead by its size: it is only physically lightwieght. ... The real joy of this book is that it is such an easy read. ... Ross combines the messianic fervour of Lynne Truss with the specialist knowledge of the bar. If only he could be the proof-reading guardian angel of every advocate. ... padding submissions or overworking metaphors, Ross's simplicity and concision is catching.' Independent Lawyer 'Today's budding advocate will appreciate the refreshingly portable edition of Advocacy by David Ross QC. It is as slender as a supermodel at 180 pages, but do not be misled by its size; it is only physically lightweight. ...The real joy of this book it that it is such a joy to read.' Independent Lawyer

Table of contents

Foreword; 1. The nature of advocacy; 2. Preparation; 3. Witnesses and questions; 4. Examination-in-chief; 5. Cross-examination: its qualities; 6. Cross-examination: method and style; 7. Cross-examination of experts; 8. Cross-examination on documents; 9. Re-examination; 10. Admissibility, objections and submissions; 11. The address; 12. Plea in mitigation; 13. Appeals; 14. Legal writing; 15. Etiquette and ethics; Index.