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Professional skills are now central to the training of both solicitors and barristers. This book offers practical help. It explains how a practising lawyer should approach advising a client, how to prepare a case and draft particular documents. The relevant skills are put very firmly into a legal context abd appropriate statutory rules, rules of court and case law are included in every area.;In this fifth edition the recent shift in approach to the preparation and presentation of cases is reflected. Increasingly the issues in a case are clarified through the use of pre-trial hearings and skeleton arguments, which require even more refined skills of analysis and clear and concise presentation.;The main chapters in this book deal with the lawyer as a professional adviser; the first interview with the client and advising in conference; the brief to counsel and the opinion; investigating and preparing a case; basic principles of drafting and pleading; the drafting of statements of claim and other pleadings; drafting in civil appeals and advising and drafting in criminal cases. The final section of the book goes on to give a number of more specific examples of the most important types of draft for areas such as contract, tort and trusts.

A practical approach to legal advice & drafting - Susan H Blake

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Title
A practical approach to legal advice & drafting
Author
Susan H Blake
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Blackstone Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19970113

Professional skills are now central to the training of both solicitors and barristers. This book offers practical help. It explains how a practising lawyer should approach advising a client, how to prepare a case and draft particular documents. The relevant skills are put very firmly into a legal context abd appropriate statutory rules, rules of court and case law are included in every area.;In this fifth edition the recent shift in approach to the preparation and presentation of cases is reflected. Increasingly the issues in a case are clarified through the use of pre-trial hearings and skeleton arguments, which require even more refined skills of analysis and clear and concise presentation.;The main chapters in this book deal with the lawyer as a professional adviser; the first interview with the client and advising in conference; the brief to counsel and the opinion; investigating and preparing a case; basic principles of drafting and pleading; the drafting of statements of claim and other pleadings; drafting in civil appeals and advising and drafting in criminal cases. The final section of the book goes on to give a number of more specific examples of the most important types of draft for areas such as contract, tort and trusts.

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Type
BOOK
Edition
5th Edition
Keyword Index
Attorney and client - Great Britain.|Pleading - Great Britain.|Briefs - Great Britain.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
412

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