This innovative and practical step-by-step text provides guidance on the essential skills of courtroom etiquette and case conduct, including a wide range of evidential and procedural matters trainees and newly qualified lawyers encounter in the early years of practice.
The author guides the reader through a range of problem areas using "cookbook versions" of the main advocacy tasks, working plans which can be adapted by the advocate, and checklists for use at trials and other hearings.
* Step-by-step guidance on: avoiding leading questions, detecting hearsay, cross-examination, objecting to evidence under PACE and making speeches
* Glossary of terms one is likely to encounter in the lower courts
* Comprehensive reference system for ease of use in court