Litigation Skills: A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy (eBook)

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780947514549

Product description

As cases move up the Court hierarchy different rules and processes apply, which can be daunting for those unfamiliar with what is expected. Litigation Skills: A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy focuses on the practical aspects of preparing for and appearing at criminal appeals. It is primarily for junior and intermediate lawyers who appear in appeals in the District Court, High Court and to a lesser degree the Court of Appeal. However, senior practitioners may find value in the straightforward guidance provided by the book.

From reviewing the file and meeting the client, identifying the correct appeal Court and filing the notice of appeal, through to preparing both written and oral submissions and appearing at the hearing, Litigation Skills: A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy is a must-have resource.


  • Only New Zealand text with a sole focus on appellate advocacy.
  • A valuable addition to the Litigation Skills series, which practically explains and guides readers through litigation processes.
  • Compact and concise – perfect for your bookshelf and briefcase.

Related LexisNexis Titles

  • Bonifant & Toohey, Litigation Skills: A Practical Guide to Judge-alone Trials, 2017
  • Bonifant, Litigation Skills: A Practical Guide to Sentencing, 2016
  • Murray, A Practical Guide to Criminal Procedure in New Zealand, 2nd edition, 2016

Table of contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Chapter 2: Instructions to consider an appeal and organising legal aid

  • Chapter 3: Reviewing the file and finalising your appeal

  • Chapter 4: Preparing and filing the notice of appeal

  • Chapter 5: Different types of appeal

  • Chapter 6: Fresh evidence and trial counsel error appeals

  • Chapter 7: Solicitor General’s appeals

  • Chapter 8: Developing the argument

  • Chapter 9: Preparing the submissions

  • Chapter 10: Preparing the oral submissions

  • Chapter 11: Appearing at the hearing

  • Chapter 12: Appendix (of legislation)