Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 November 2010

463 Pages

11.5 x 8.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199591848

Bookseller Code (07)

Opinion Writing and Case Preparation

Fifteenth Edition

Nigel Duncan and Allison Wolfgarten

  • Offers a highly practical guide to all aspects of case preparation, from initial legal research through to constructing sound advice in response to legal problems, ensuring that students are equipped with the essential skills required to construct a winning case
  • A dedicated section on legal research guides the reader through the plethora of print and electronic sources available and provides practical guidance on the tools and techniques required to conduct successful research ensuring that legal research in practice can be undertaken with confidence
  • Worked examples, exercises and realistic sets of papers, in both a criminal and civil case, place the skills covered in the manual in a realistic context and offer students a valuable opportunity to put their learning into practice
  • Provides full coverage of the essential stages of opinion writing, from analysis of the case and deciding on the appropriate advice to writing the opinion, enabling the reader to gain a full appreciation of the entire opinion writing process
  • A dedicated appendix identifies and explains the rules of sentence construction designed to help students improve their general writing skills and ensure that common grammatical pitfalls are avoided when writing opinions in practice
  • Features a chapter specifically designed to guide trainee barristers who are meeting professional and practical demands for the first time, ensuring that they are thoroughly prepared for pupillage and professional practice
  • Contains a number of opinions written by practicing barristers enabling trainee barristers to learn by example

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