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Litigation Skills for South African Lawyers

Covers every stage of the litigation process: from pre-litigation to litigation alternatives, all the way to trial and appeal stages, this title helps you master the techniques and skills needed in litigation.

Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780639010366

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Covers every stage of the litigation process: from pre-litigation to litigation alternatives, all the way to trial and appeal stages, this title helps you master the techniques and skills needed in litigation.

This bestseller is essential reading for both civil and criminal litigators. Focused on practical skills and tips for everyday use in legal practice, this book aims to teach the how rather than the what of litigation. It covers the entire process from the first meeting with a client all the way through to meeting after an appeal has been finalised.

The book provides guidance on five stages of the litigation process: Pre-Litigation, Pleadings, Trial Preparation, Trial and the Appeal Stage.

Each part explains the need for each step and provides practical tips on how to prepare your matter.

This title is essential reading for law students, advocates, attorneys and prosecutors (including candidate attorneys and pupil advocates).

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Table of contents

PART_1 - PRE-LITIGATION STAGE

Chapter_1 - Interviewing clients and witnesses

Chapter_2 - Advising and counselling clients

Chapter_3 - Alternatives to litigation

Chapter_4 - Preparing to commence action

PART_2 - PLEADINGS STAGE

Chapter_5 - Function, form and style of pleadings

CHAPTER_6 - Drafting statements of claim

Chapter_7 - Drafting pleas and special pleas

Chapter_8 - Drafting replications and further pleadings

Chapter_9 - Drafting exceptions, applications to strike out and objections to a charge

Chapter_10 - Drafting applications

PART_3 - TRIAL PREPARATION STAGE

Chapter_11 - Preparing the case for trial: Advising on the evidence

Chapter_12 - Preparation for trial: Legal research

Chapter_13 - Preparation for trial: Fact analysis and strategy

Chapter_14 - Ethics

PART_4 - TRIAL STAGE

CHAPTER_15 - Protocol and etiquette

CHAPTER_16 - Opening statement

CHAPTER_17 - Examination-in-chief

CHAPTER_18 - Cross-examination

CHAPTER_19 - Re-examination

CHAPTER_20 - Special procedures

CHAPTER_21 - Closing argument

CHAPTER_22 - Motion Court

CHAPER_23 - Persuasive advocacy: Substance and style

PART_5 - APPEAL STAGE

Chapter_24 - Reviews

Chapter_25 - Appeals