Advocacy

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 10, 2007 - Law - 180 pages
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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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Contents

1 The nature of advocacy
1
2 Preparation
11
3 Witnesses and questions
23
4 Examinationinchief
36
its qualities
48
method and style
60
7 Crossexamination of experts
76
8 Crossexamination on documents
87
10 Admissibility objections and submissions
108
11 The addresses
119
12 Plea in mitigation
129
13 Appeals
137
14 Legal writing
147
15 Etiquette and ethics
165
Index
168
Copyright

9 Reexamination
100

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About the author (2007)

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

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