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Conference Skills

Twentieth Edition

The City Law School

August 2020

ISBN: 9780198860396

240 pages

In Stock

Bar Manuals

Price: £39.99

The only manuals for BPTC students, providing detailed coverage of the key laws, rules and procedures alongside practical exercises.



Covering all aspects of a client interview in both civil and criminal proceedings, Conference Skills equips trainee barristers with the key case-work, written, and interpersonal skills required to conduct successful client conferences, and is fully supported by how-to-do-it guides, worked examples, and realistic case documentation.

  • Conference Skills features how-to-do-it guides designed to identify the general principles and basic rules which are applicable to every client conference, providing the trainee barrister with a useful framework for good practice
  • Worked examples and realistic case documentation provide valuable insight into the strategies and techniques used to prepare and conduct client conferences
  • All aspects of the client conference are covered, from the receipt of the brief through to following-up the client's case after the conference
  • Contains a unique chapter on the importance of avoiding racial and cultural intolerance and ignorance, providing invaluable advice to help trainee barristers improve their cross-cultural communication skills

New to this edition

  • Fully updated with recent developments in the law and procedure

About the Author(s)

The City Law School

This manual is edited by Marcus Soanes, Barrister, Principal Lecturer, The City Law School

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction and overview
    2:General principles
    3:The client
    4:Meeting the client - conducting the conference
    5:Case preparation
    6:Questioning techniques
    8:Concluding the conference
    9:Specific ethical problems
    10:Specific client needs
    11:Cross-cultural communication
    12:How to judge an effective conference
    13:Practitioners' perspective
    14:Sample exercise

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