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4.0 out of 5 stars Not just for lawyers, 22 Oct 2013
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This book offers excellent practical advice for Advocates (normally barristers)as to how to prepare cases and conduct themselves in court. But it is much more than that. Those interested in the Law and how it is practiced in this country will find it fascinating. The Author, Ian Morley QC, makes it clear from the start that this is a practical primer devoid of any philosophising or moralising. It therefore focuses purely on how to WIN - which he states must be the one and only concern of any advocate - and how 'apparently hopeless' cases can be won if you 'play the rules' better than your opponent. He is particularly candid about the 'tricky' aspect of 'the truth', strongly implying that this should not be the concern of any advocate. Indeed, he states that (in capital letters) advocates must try to win their cases IRRESPECTIVE OF THE TRUTH. In so doing he (perhaps unwittingly but perhaps not) delivers a damning condemnation of how the adversarial system of British law works in practice. It is a great shame that this book will remain largely unread outside the so-called legal profession.
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