Lawyers' Skills 2008-09

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Successful practice in the modern solicitors' firm demands a high level of competency across a range of legal skills. Mapping to the Solicitors Regulation Authority's Written Standards, Lawyers' Skills has been specifically designed to provide students with a solid understanding of the theory and concepts underpinning the key skill areas of legal writing and drafting, interviewing and advising, practical legal research and advocacy. Invaluable guidance is also provided on a range of other skills, such as ...
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Overview


Successful practice in the modern solicitors' firm demands a high level of competency across a range of legal skills. Mapping to the Solicitors Regulation Authority's Written Standards, Lawyers' Skills has been specifically designed to provide students with a solid understanding of the theory and concepts underpinning the key skill areas of legal writing and drafting, interviewing and advising, practical legal research and advocacy. Invaluable guidance is also provided on a range of other skills, such as effective time management, negotiation and email etiquette which it is essential to master before going into practice.

The interactive nature of skills as a subject is reflected in the text by the inclusion of realistic examples from practice, tasks and reflective exercises throughout encouraging students to develop, practice and refine their legal skills. Learning outcomes, chapters summaries, diagrams and self test questions are also extensively featured and provide additional learning support to students during their study of legal skills.

This text is essential reading for all students and is a useful reference source for practitioners wishing to refresh their legal skills.

Online Resource Centre

An expanded Online Resource Centre accompanies the 2008-09 edition of Lawyers' Skills, featuring a test bank of multiple choice questions, a bank of realistic sample documentation highlighting legal writing and drafting in action across a range of legal documents and references to further reading previously included in the book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199542543
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/15/2008
  • Edition description: 2008 Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.11 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Julian Webb is Professor of Legal Education at the University of Warwick Caroline Maughan is Principal Lecturer in Law at the University of the West of England
Mike Maughan is Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Gloucestershire Business School
Marcus Keppel-Palmer is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of the West of England
Andrew Boon is the Dean of the School of Law at Westminster University

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

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