SKELETON ARGUMENTS: A ROUND UP: GUIDANCE ON DRAFTING: JUDICIAL COMPLAINTS (& THERE ARE PLENTY): EXAMPLES ONLINE & SANCTIONS FOR LATE SERVICE

Recent online discussions about skeleton arguments started with a search term that led to this blog “how long should a skeleton argument be?”  This was probably a good time to provide a review highlighting all the posts about skeleton arguments on this blog.

“Sir James Hunt has told us of the (unattributed) judicial reaction on receiving a 35 page document which was to the effect “This is not a skeleton, it’s a fat stiff’. Nor would attribution add to the impact of the remarks of a judge who received a manuscript document covered in coffee seals on the morning of trial and said it was “difficult to read, disgusting to touch and impossible to understand. It is worse than no skeleton at all”

HOW TO DRAFT SKELETON ARGUMENTS

JUDICIAL COMPLAINTS AND COMENTS ABOUT SKELETON ARGUMENTS

There are plenty of reports of judges complaining about the length of “skeleton arguments”.

 

EXAMPLES ONLINE

LATE SKELETONS AND SANCTIONS