The Devil's Advocate

The Devil's Advocate

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By (author) Iain Morley

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  • Publisher: SWEET & MAXWELL
  • Format: Paperback | 284 pages
  • Dimensions: 122mm x 186mm x 14mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 2 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847037682
  • ISBN 13: 9781847037688
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 19,794

Product description

The Devil's Advocate is a perceptive and insightful guide for those seeking to develop the skills of legal advocacy. Written in a humorous and engaging style, this pocket-sized ready-reckoner is easy to read with the text presented in easily absorbable sections. The author steers the reader through the key principles and practical applications of advocacy, step by step in a clear and logical manner.

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Table of contents

How to learn advocacy and other books to read. The truth about advocacy - it's all about skills. Sage advice on winning within the rules, common courtesy with your opposite and how to present yourself. The psychology of tribunals. Persuasiveness: how to look, how to act, how to speak - help yourself win. How to prepare your case - work backwards! How to address a judge and using a skeleton argument effectively. The opening speech - how to get it right! The witness and how to work with yours. Questions - how to pace and how to fill silence. Examination in Chief - how to use open and closed questioning, piggy-backing and chronology within questions. Cross examination - is this really the best course of action? If so remember the rules. Re-examination - when to do it. Improving questions - effective techniques. The closing speech - how to win through closing. Mitigation - how best to help your client. The Court of Appeal - what to expect. Improving advocacy - the one-point demonstration. The overall academic - a brief summation.