10 Must-Read Appellate Advocacy Tips: The Malaysian Perspective

I have set out below 10 appellate advocacy tips. They focus on the skills of arguing before the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court.

Some of these lessons have been passed down from senior counsel I have worked with. Some are based from my own observations or tips gleamed from the judiciary at various conferences. I cannot take credit for these tips but I do hope that they came in useful. Any errors are my own.

Ultimately, there is no substitute for being on your feet, making your submissions, learning from each experience and developing your own style.

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