The definitive guide to Malaysian court advocacy, written by a leading senior practitioner
Lawyers are officers of the court who strive to use the tools of orators and authors to win over the Bench. Charged with advancing the interests of their clients before either magistrates or judges, lawyers have captured the imagination of the public wherever they practice. Written specifically with struggling litigators in mind, this book seeks to illuminate the path leading to effective, efficient advocacy. Discussed in detail are not just the principles and best practices concerning examinations-in-chief, cross-examinations, and re-examinations, but also written advocacy, which is now prevalent in contentious litigation in the Malaysian courts.
The practical insight and instruction offered here will assist in providing tools to aspiring advocates, which range from knowing how to properly approach the Bench to preparing devastatingly effective submissions.
The author maps, with numerous, accessible examples, not just the common pitfalls of court advocacy, but also how to travel the long road towards excellence
Full of helpful lessons which serve to guide the novice practitioner through the more intricate areas of court practice
The detailed appendix is instrumental in illustrating the many practical realities faced by all litigators, in the experience of the author