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Opinion Writing The City Law School

Opinion Writing By The City Law School

Opinion Writing by The City Law School


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Opinion Writing guides students through all aspects of the opinion writing process, from analysis of the case, and deciding upon the appropriate advice, to writing the opinion to a high professional standard. Sample opinions written by practising barristers are contained throughout, providing a realistic and valuable learning resource for students.

Opinion Writing Summary

Opinion Writing: 2009-2010 by The City Law School

Opinion Writing offers trainee barristers a thorough grounding in the essential skill of writing opinions and providing practical advice on matters such as evidence and procedure. Adopting a systematic approach to opinion writing, the manual first provides guidance on analyzing the issues of a case, through to deciding what advice should be given, how the opinion should be structured, before finally moving onto writing the opinion to a high professional standard. The fundamental qualities of effective writing - clarity, accuracy, and conciseness - are clearly identified and explained ensuring that the manual supports the reader in developing the unrivalled level of proficiency in writing required of all practising barristers. Opinion Writing is essential reading for all trainee barristers, and is also a useful source of reference for junior practitioners wishing to refresh or refine their opinion writing skills.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Qualities of good writing; 3. Plain English; 4. Introduction to opinion writing; 5. Opinion writing; 6. The use of law in an option; 7. Getting started; 8. An illustration of the opinion writing process; 9. Examples of barristers' opinions; 10. Advising for the purposes of public funding in civil cases; 11. Advice on evidence in a civil case; 12. Advice on evidence in a criminal case; 13. Advice on evidence and quantum; 14. Checklist for Opinion Writing Skills; Appendix A: Improving your writing skills; Appendix B: Exercises; Appendix C: Further exercises; Appendix D: Re Mr and Mrs Roberts

Additional information

GOR012077192
9780199568543
0199568545
Opinion Writing: 2009-2010 by The City Law School
Used - Like New
Paperback
Oxford University Press
20090813
216
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