Foreword; 1. The nature of advocacy; 2. Preparation; 3. Witnesses and questions; 4. Examination-in-chief; 5. Cross-examination: its qualities; 6. Cross-examination: method and style; 7. Cross-examination of experts; 8. Cross-examination on documents; 9. Re-examination; 10. Admissibility, objections and submissions; 11. The address; 12. Plea in mitigation; 13. Appeals; 14. Legal writing; 15. Etiquette and ethics; Index.
This revised edition of Advocacy explains how to win cases in court.
David Ross QC is an eminent advocate with extensive experience in trials and appeals throughout Australia. He has taught advocacy in many countries.
'This book represents the latest and most extensive work in Advocacy teaching. It is essential reading for advocates of all levels and experience.' Greg Laughton SC 'There is no superfluous material, expression is always both economic and precise, and the results are always instructive. The style of the book manifests the qualities of the advocacy it teaches.' David J. A. Cairns, Cambridge Law Journal 'It is as slender as a supermodel at 180 pages, but do not be mislead by its size: it is only physically lightwieght. ... The real joy of this book is that it is such an easy read. ... Ross combines the messianic fervour of Lynne Truss with the specialist knowledge of the bar. If only he could be the proof-reading guardian angel of every advocate. ... padding submissions or overworking metaphors, Ross's simplicity and concision is catching.' Independent Lawyer 'Today's budding advocate will appreciate the refreshingly portable edition of Advocacy by David Ross QC. It is as slender as a supermodel at 180 pages, but do not be misled by its size; it is only physically lightweight. ...The real joy of this book it that it is such a joy to read.' Independent Lawyer