Bar Manual: Advocacy 19th Edition



Edited by: Robert McPeake, The City Law School

Published: 09 August 2018
ISBN: 9780198823117

Nineteenth Edition

The City Law School
Bar Manuals
Providing practical guidance on all typical courtroom transactions, the manual ensures the trainee barrister is fully equipped with the skills required to undertake successful advocacy in courts and tribunals
A variety of 'how-to-do-it' guides familiarize novice advocates with the operation of advocacy in both civil and criminal courts
Illustrations of specific questioning techniques show how to successfully conduct examination-in-chief and cross-examination
A chapter on drafting skeleton arguments shows novice advocates how to construct strong, persuasive arguments in support of their case
New to this Edition:
Fully updated with recent developments in practice and the law

Written by experienced advocates and advocacy trainers, Advocacy provides an excellent introduction to the skills and techniques required to be an advocate. Coverage includes guidance on making opening and closing speeches; planning and delivering examination-in-chief and cross-examination; questioning witnesses; as well as examples of specific questioning techniques which may be employed in practice. Additionally, authors highlight the ethical boundaries and rules within which an advocate must work.

Advocacy covers both criminal and civil court proceedings, and includes a number of how-to-do-it guides illustrating how particular applications should be made when in practice.


Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction
1: Introduction
2: The qualities of the advocate
3: Ethics, etiquette, and cross-cultural communication in the courtroom
Part II: The Basic Components for Application and Submissions
4: Recognising competence - advocacy skills criteria
5: Preparing for court
6: The content of your application
7: Structuring your application
8: Delivering your application
9: Persuasion
Part III: Preparing for Advocacy
10: Your voice and speech
11: Memory and recall
12: Note-taking
13: Modes of address
14: The advocate as storyteller
15: The course of a trial
Part IV: Opening and Closing a Case
16: Opening speeches
17: Closing speeches
Part V: Witnesses
18: The task ahead
19: Basic components for witness handling
20: Basic questioning skills
21: Examination-in-chief
22: Cross-examination
23: Re-examination
Part VI: How-to-do-it Guides
24: Using this Part of the manual
25: Skeleton arguments
26: Default judgments
27: Summary judgments
28: Interim payments
29: Applying for an injunction
30: Applications in the Chancery Division
31: The Companies Court
32: Possession cases
33: Application for a preliminary reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union
34: Applying for costs in a civil case
35: Employment Tribunals
36: Remands/adjournments
37: Bail application
38: Conducting a voir dire or 'trial within a trial'
39: Making a submission of no case to answer
40: Prosecuting a plea of guilty in the Crown Court
41: The plea in mitigation
Appendix: A criminal case: R v Heath


Author Information
The City Law School

This manual is edited by Robert McPeake, Barrister, Principal Lecturer, The City Law School

The late Evan Ashfield, Barrister, Lincoln's Inn
Susan Blake, Barrister, Professor of Law, The City Law School
Debbie Chatting, Voice and Accents Coach
Paul Corben, Barrister, Gray's Inn
David Emmet, Barrister, former Reader, The City Law School
Stuart Lindsay, Barrister, Senior Lecturer, The City Law School
Robert McPeake, Barrister, Principal Lecturer, The City Law School
Nikki Matthews, Barrister, Senior Lecturer, The City Law School
Snigdha Nag, Barrister, Senior Lecturer, The City Law School
Julia Petrenko, Barrister, Lincoln's Inn
Conor Quigley, Queen's Counsel, Gray's Inn
Suzanne Reece, Solicitor, Lecturer, The City Law School
Stuart Sime, Barrister, Professor of Law, The City Law School
Margot Taylor, Solicitor, former Principal Lecturer, The City Law School
Andrew Worthley, Barrister, Senior Lecturer, The City Law School

Robert McPeake, Barrister, Principal Lecturer, The City Law School

Series Editor
Julie Browne, Director of Bar Training, Associate Professor of Law, The City Law School



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