Sun Tzu and the Art of Litigation

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 and associated websites / bookshops).

ISBN-13: 978-1479136902
ISBN-10: 1479136905

Publication date: 20 August 2012

Paperback: USD50.00

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Kindle edition (for Kindle and Kindle Reader on PC, Mac, mobile devices) published 1 September 2013 by Vortex Centrum Ltd.

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Read possibly the worst Letter Before Action ever written and find out how to avoid the same mistakes

Learn how the British Government's templates for litigation protocols are so badly written they must be extensively modified.

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?

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?

How do juries behave according to Newton's Laws - and why are black holes and magnets relevant in the court-room?

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.