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Case Preparation By Inns of Court School of Law

Case Preparation by Inns of Court School of Law

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Provides guidance on the preparatory stages of representing clients. This manual explains how to conduct effective legal research with practitioner texts and electronic databases, and guides students through methods to analyse complex factual situations, and to come up with winning arguments for negotiating settlements or court advocacy.

Case Preparation Summary

Case Preparation: 2005-2006 by Inns of Court School of Law

Thorough preparation is the vital first step to winning a case. This manual sets out practical advice on how to discover the relevant law and how to manage the facts in order to present a convincing case. Efficient legal research is an essential skill for the barrister. The important aspects of legal research such as identifying 'key words', ensuring research is up-to-date, and using hard copy and computer databases are fully explained. This part of the manual has been fully revised to address the current availability of electronic research resources, and to provide practical advice on efficient, reliable and up-to-date research. Another necessary skill in the preparation of a successful case is that of fact management. A legal action arises from a set of facts which must be mastered by the barrister before a solution can be proposed. Fact management skills are explained within the manual by using the systematic C.A.P. approach: Stage 1, understand the context; Stage 2, analyse the issues and evidence; Stage 3, present the argument. This manual uses realistic sets of papers which demonstrate this step-by-step approach for effective preparation of both civil and criminal cases. Other sets of papers are provided to practise case preparation skills.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; 1. Skills of Preparation; 2. Introduction to Legal Research; 3. Getting to know the library; 4. Starting to research; 5. Cold-starting; 6. Following through; 7. Researching words and phrases; 8. Using electronic research tools; 9. Legal research technique; 10. Books for the practitioner; 11. Practical legal research; 12. Overview of a civil case; 13. Anatomy of a civil case; 14. The fact management process; 15. The CAP approach in action; 16. The civil brief; 17. The criminal brief; 18. Dealing with figures; 19. IT use in case preparation and presentation; 20. Self-assessment exercises; Appendix 1: Glossary of medical terms; Appendix 2: Wigmore analysis charts; Appendix 3: Completed chart for R v. Penny; Further reading; Index

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Case Preparation: 2005-2006 by Inns of Court School of Law
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Oxford University Press
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