Advocacy: 2002-2003 by Inns of Court School of Law
In order to succeed as an advocate, one must master a number of skills. This manual looks at the advocacy skills which are considered essential for the junior practitioner and presents them in a practical and accessible manner. Lawyers generally should find the manual of practical use to them. Divided into several sections, the early chapters look at the most basic skills which any advocate needs and will assist the beginner in understanding what to look for when they see advocacy in court. Any junior practitioner should benefit from the chapters on preparing and presenting legal submissions. The book then covers the important tasks of making opening and closing speeches. There are a number of chapters on the examination and cross-examination of witnesses, and finally, there are many chapters showing the junior practitioner "how to do it", reviewing practice and procedure in a wide variety of applications that might be made to a court or tribunal.