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"Goodman has produced a first-class practical guide to modern written advocacy. The beauty of Goodman's new edition lies with the working examples from leading current advocates so we know what it is that the judges want. Effective Written Advocacy is an advocate's bible both invaluable and compelling...should be compulsory reading for all law students." --Phillip Taylor, Richmond Green Chambers
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Andrew Goodman is a practising Barrister, Arbitrator, Mediator and Mediation Advocate and author of over forty books on legal practice, procedure and skills, and visiting Professor of Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution studies.
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IS THE GOLDEN RULE FOR THE SUCCESSFUL ADVOCATE
An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers
A highly focused approach to a really persuasive written argument is absolutely fundamental today and should not be in dispute! This the starting point for Andrew Goodman's book- one issue which has clearly emerged from the first decade of the CPR and that is that there's a greater possibility of judicial pre-determination of pre-trial opinion which is likely to influence the outcome of final proceedings.
And it will depend now on whether the written material is of a high enough quality from a skeleton argument or opening note for the court or tribunal proceedings... whether we like it or not!
Goodman has produced a first class practical guide to modern written advocacy here taking on board the lessons we've learnt from the way in which the CPR has taken us... at least as far as the final proceedings are concerned and how we prepare the case.
It all starts with how competently the witness statements have been drafted to follow the Particulars or Defence, and it has become the practice in many courts and tribunals that heavy reliance and emphasis is placed on the written word- probably much more so than before.
The beauty of Goodman's new edition of `Effective Written Advocacy' lies with the working examples from leading current advocates so we know what it is that the judges want.
And before there are howls of criticism, can we say that it's probably the best way forward to enable the best formed opinion to be made and to save a great deal of time avoiding irrelevance.
The book is an advocate's bible both invaluable and compelling and illustrates just how far the role of the advocate has matured with the development of the CPR in the last decade as the practice books and supplements expand worryingly every year.
The teaching of advocacy in the 1970s and 1980s was considered poor. The re-structured Bar Vocational Course (as it then was) attempted to sort this out in the early 1990s but it was very apparent to the Judiciary that the competency levels of written and oral advocacy remained lamentably low, so the criticisms remained and there have been improvements.
Now, thankfully, the direction Goodman has taken us in with this book is to be welcomed for the commonsense given throughout. Effective written advocacy is all about the use of intelligence, or attention to detail to use a less controversial word.
You, the advocate, must know the sort of answers to the questions you ask, but to be one step ahead at the beginning before the face to face stuff starts the written word rules. It's what the judges have wanted for some time and it does help to simplify our court work at a time when many cases are now very far from simple.
However, if you think it's possible to win your case before getting to court, Goodman will put you on the straightest track available although there is nothing certain in the litigation process because of the live witnesses... but the second edition helps greatly, and Goodman's advice assists the easier administration of justice: this book should be compulsory reading for all law students.