Step 1.2 Comprehend the facts

As well as collecting the facts, you must comprehend them: 'Most cases are won before you go into Court. It is … the mastery of the brief so that every fact and every figure is in your head, that is all-important.'105 To get the facts 'in your head', try the following techniques.

105 Norman Birkett, 'The Art of Advocacy: Character and Skills for the Trial of Cases' in George Rossman (ed), Advocacy and the King's English (1960) 919, 926.

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