I read this book whilst travelling on trains to the ends of the earth during second six pupillage. I found it both entertaining and informative, albeit a little archaic. I would recommend it to anyone who needs a boost of confidence as their right of audience looms! The examination in chief section is very useful; helps you avoid repeating "And then what happened?" over and over again in court.
The author wrote this book as a result of his experience as a pupil master and advocate over many years and it shows. In an entertaining manner he draws on his experience to sketch out several rules which the beginner at the Bar ought to obey to enhance their performance in court. Moreover, he provides vital hints and tips on what to do in the face of adversity and on how to get ahead in the pupillage stakes. For example, the chapter on note-taking whilst simple provides crucial information for the beginner. I look forward to reading more by the author - his style is approachable and well structured whilst the content is invaluable to the newly initiated.