Tag Archives: Advocacy

ADVOCACY: THE JUDGE’S VIEW X: 10 KEY POINTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

This is the last in the series of Advocacy the Judge’s view.  We have looked at advice given by judges from around the world.  Here I select a key point from each. 1. ADVICE FROM CANADA – MANNERS MATTER It is difficult to select any one point from the talk given by  Mr Justice Joseph […]

ADVOCACY THE JUDGE’S VIEW IX: WHAT YOU WEAR MATTERS

This is the ninth (and penultimate) post in this series. It is inspired by a search term on this blog today “Can a solicitor dress casually in county court”.  This caused a lot of attention when I mentioned in on Twitter (even leading to a discussion of how academics should dress). However this is a […]

ADVOCACY – THE JUDGE’S VIEW VIII: “CREDIBILITY IS ALL YOU HAVE”

This post looks at at an article by Sidney Butcher in the ABA publication “Views from the Bench: Tips for Young Lawyers on How to Make a Good Impression.”  The Honorable Lynne Stewart, a District Court Judge and the Honourable Julie Robinson a Federal Court Judge give guidance to young lawyers. KEY POINTS As ever […]

ADVOCACY THE JUDGE’S VIEW VII: WITNESS STATEMENTS – SHORT AND SWEET IS BEST

We have already looked once this week at a judge’s viewpoint on the drafting of witness statements. In terms of advocacy they are crucial.  The rules only allow the witness to give additional evidence in exceptional circumstances.  Many cases that go to trial are, in essence, about the credibility of the witnesses and accuracy of […]

ADVOCACY THE JUDGE’S VIEW VI: HOW A JUDGE ASSESSES WITNESS EVIDENCE

We have covered many countries so far in this series which looks at the advice that judges give on advocacy.  For the next few posts I have decided to stay closer to home.   I want to look at the talk given at Bristol University Law School  in December 2014 by Mr Justice Mostyn “The […]