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Author Watson, Andrew (Law teacher),
Title Speaking in court : developments in court advocacy from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century / Andrew Watson.
Imprint Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]

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Author Watson, Andrew (Law teacher),
Subject Conduct of court proceedings -- England -- History.
Conduct of court proceedings -- Wales -- History.
Lawyers -- England -- History.
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Author Watson, Andrew (Law teacher),
Subject Conduct of court proceedings -- England -- History.
Conduct of court proceedings -- Wales -- History.
Lawyers -- England -- History.
Add Title Speaking in court : developments in court advocacy from the 17th to the 21st century
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro; Table of Cases; Table of Statutes; Statutory Instruments; Contents; 1: Introduction and Structure; 2: Distinguished Advocates, Judges, Classical Learning and Other Influences on Advocacy in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries; Ferocity and Bitterness; The Arrival of Eloquence; Classics and Rhetoric; Thomas Erskine, His Triumphs and the Morality of Advocacy; Romilly and Copley; Advocacy from Ireland; Jewish Members of the Legal Profession; William Blackstone, Literature and Poetry; More Firmer Shape of Stare Decisis
3: Prohibition Against Counsel in Felony Trials and the Consequences of its ErosionFox's Libel Act 1792, Defamation and Civil Juries in Scotland: Expanding the Scope for Advocacy; The Prisoners' Counsel Act; Features of Civil Trials; 4: Victorian Advocacy: Emotion, Melodrama, Floridity and Juries; Juries; Restrictions on the Extent of Forensic Licence; Judicial Limitations on the Licence of Advocates; Scenes in Court and Discourtesy; Important Changes in Procedure and Evidence Affecting Advocacy in Criminal Trials; The Removal of the 'Bloody Code' and Consequences for Advocacy
5: Signs of Changes in Styles Before JuriesAdvocates of Their Time; Signs of Change; 6: Decline of Jury Trials in the Civil and Criminal Courts and Other Key Developments; Summary Trials Before Magistrates and Their Consequences; Specialist Statutory Tribunals; The Judicature Acts 1873-1881 and Their Effects on Advocacy; 7: The Late Nineteenth Century and the Beginning of the Twentieth Century; Evidence Given by Prisoners and Its Effects; Rules About Opening Speeches; Expert Witnesses; Examination of Witnesses: A Much More Precise Art; More Documents and Lengthening Civil Trials
Decline of Classics and Other Former Influences8: A Spectacular Quartet of Leading Barristers; Edward Marshall Hall: A Contrasting Advocacy and Attachment to the Old; An Assessment of the Advocacy of the Four Leaders and the Influence They Exerted; 9: The Silent Revolution in Methods of Advocacy; Continued Decline of Jury Trials; Impact of Leading Members of the Bar; Sir Patrick Hastings and His Effect on Advocacy; Norman Birkett; Factors Influencing the Style of Advocacy That Became Established
10: Changes and Influences on Jury Advocacy in England and Wales During the Second Half of the Twentieth CenturyClosing Speeches and Perorations; Democratization of Juries; References and Quotations; Peremptory Challenges; Less Ferocity; Decline in Weight Given to Police Evidence; Plea Bargaining; Social Enquiry Reports and Pleas in Mitigation; Accommodating Key Changes in Law and Procedure; Heavy Drinking and Boredom; More Hastings Than Birkett?; Advocacy in Defamation Cases: A Remnant of an Earlier Age?; Further Considerations
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 10, 2019).
Summary This book maps the changes in court advocacy in England and Wales over the last three centuries. Advocacy, the means by which a barrister puts their client's case to the court and jury, has grown piecemeal and at an uneven pace; the result of a complex interplay of many influences. Andrew Watson examines the numerous principal factors, from the effect on juniors of successful styles deployed by senior advocates, changes in court procedure, reforms in laws determining who and what may be put before courts, the amount of media reporting of court cases, and public and press opinion about the acceptable limits of advocates' tactics and oratory. This book also explores the extent to which juries are used in trials and the social origins of those serving on them. It goes on to examine the formal teaching of advocacy which was only introduced comparatively recently, arguing that this, and new technology, will likely exert a strong influence on future forensic oratory. Speaking in Court provides a readable history of advocacy and the many factors that have shaped it, and takes a far wider view of the history of advocacy than many titles, analysing the 20th Century developments which are often overlooked. This book will be of interest to general readers, law practitioners interested in how advocacy has developed in courts of yesteryear, teachers of advocacy who want to locate there subject in history and impart this to their students, and to law students curious about the origins of what they are learning. -- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9783030103958 electronic book
3030103951 electronic book
3030103943
9783030103941
OCLC # 1091303607
Additional Format Original 3030103943 9783030103941 (OCoLC)1076226123.


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