Sun Tzu and the Art of Litigation
15 August 2012
Sun Tzu and the art of Litigation: tipping the Scales of Justice in your client's favour
Nigel Morris-Cotterill, Solicitor (retired), Head, The Anti Money Laundering Network
Publisher: CreateSpace, USA (global distribution via Amazon.com and associated websites / bookshops.
Publication date: 20 August 2012
Read possibly the worst Letter Before Action ever written.
Find how the British Government's templates for use in litigation are, well, useless without extensive modification.
What do Monty Python, Ayrton Senna, the New Zealand All Blacks and Barney from How I Met Your Mother have to do with developing a successful litigation strategy?
How can a 2,500 year old set of bullet points designed for warrior kings and their generals be a guide to the successful conduct of litigation in the 21st century?
And what, if anything, do posing pouches and G-strings have to do with winning a case?
Does pop-psychology help or hinder the advocate when examining witnesses?
How long does it take a jury to reach saturation point? And just how much information can they take in, store and process?
What is the difference between a win and a victory? And where are battles fought?
What is the litigator's most important trait?
Sun Tzu and the Art of Litigation is not a manual: it is a way of looking at the conduct of litigation so as to increase the chances of success. It deals with the relationships between litigators and their clients, their opponents and their opponents' clients, the court, the judge and the jury.
It's a serious book for serious lawyers. With a few chuckles along the way.
Read more about the book: here