Bar Manual: Conference Skills 18th ed


SKU: 9780198766032

Edited by: Marcus Soanes, The City Law School

ISBN13: 9780198766032
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780198714453
Published: August 2016

Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback, A4

Covering all aspects of the client interview, Conference Skills is designed to help trainee barristers develop the key written, interpersonal, and case-work skills required to conduct successful client conferences. Special attention is devoted to skills of questioning, listening, and advising, to ensure the trainee barrister is well equipped to maximize a client conference in terms of gathering information and giving advice.

Featuring numerous how-to-do-it guides, worked examples, and realistic case documentation, the manual offers practical step-by-step guidance so that the trainee barrister can approach any client conference with confidence.

1: Introduction and overview
2: General principles
3: The client
4: Meeting the client - conducting the conference
5: Case preparation
6: Questioning techniques
7: Advice
8: Concluding the conference
9: Specific ethical problems
10: Specific client needs
11: Cross-cultural communication
12: How to judge an effective conference
13: Practitioners' perspective
14: Sample exercise
Further reading