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Case Preparation By The City Law School

Case Preparation
by The City Law School

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Case Preparation seeks to equip trainee barristers with the professional skills required to prepare a winning case. It provides practical advice on conducting effective legal research and introduces students to reliable techniques for preparing convincing arguments to legal problems.
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Case Preparation: 2008-2009 by The City Law School

Thorough and effective preparation is a prerequisite to the success of any barrister's case. Written by experienced practitioners, Case Preparation seeks to equip trainee barristers with the tools and techniques required to effectively identify, analyse and present sound and convincing legal arguments and advice to both clients and the courts in order to win the case. The manual follows the logical progression of a barrister's case, from developing an initial understanding of the relevant facts and legal context, to undertaking detailed analysis of the key issues and evidence, to finally constructing a sound and persuasive argument to present to the court on behalf of your client. This 2008-2009 edition features thoroughly revised sections on legal research which are designed to provide invaluable practical advice on how to conduct legal research using both hard copy and electronic resources. The manual also contains dedicated chapters on reading and interpreting cases and presenting and recording research trails to highlight the process of legal research undertaken.Worked examples are contained throughout and are designed to realistically highlight the process of legal research in action. The manual also introduces students to a systematic C.A.P. (Context, Analyse, Present) approach to analysing a client's case designed to provide an efficient and reliable method for preparing sound answers and convincing arguments to legal problems. Covering both civil and criminal cases, realistic sets of papers are used to demonstrate the C.A.P. approach in practice and additional sets of papers are provided to encourage students to practise developing and refining their case preparation skills. This manual is essential reading for all trainee barristers and is a useful source of reference for junior practitioners wishing to refresh or refine their case preparation skills.

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About The City Law School

This manual is edited by Nigel Duncan, Principal Lecturer, The City Law School

Table of Contents

1. Preparation: a forensic skills; 2. Introduction to practical legal research; 3. Legal research methods and techniques; 4. Legal resources for the practitioner; 5. Using electronic research tools; 6. Researching words and phrases; 7. Reading and interpreting a case; 8. Practical legal research; 9. Overview of a civil case; 10. Anatomy of a criminal case; 11. The fact management process; 12. The C.A.P. approach in action; 13. The civil brief; 14. The criminal brief; 15. Dealing with figures; 16. Communication and information technology use in case preparation and presentation; 17. Self-assessment exercises; Appendix 1: Legal sources for the practitioner: a bibliography; Appendix 2: Glossary of medical terms; Appendix 3: Wigmore analysis chart; Appendix 4: Completed chart for R v Penny; Appendix 5: Further reading

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Case Preparation: 2008-2009 by The City Law School
The City Law School
Bar Manuals
Used - Very Good
Oxford University Press
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