"Litigation is brutal. But it is also full of finesse and strategy. It is as much a mind game as a fight game.
"Litigation is as much, if not more, an art as it is a skill.
"Litigation is a battle of wills, a test of character and intellect. It is a test of stamina.
"Litigation is a matter of honour for the good litigator.
"Litigation is war and this is the art of how to win in any court anywhere in the world."
So starts the introduction to "Sun Tzu and the Art of Litiigation"
Published in August 2012, "Sun Tzu and the Art of Litigation" is now available through the Amazon.Com group of websites and a wide range of on-line retailers in dozens of countries around the world. It is also available to order through bricks and mortar bookshops in many countries.
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?
Author Nigel Morris-Cotterill says "Sun Tzu was a master strategist both prosecuting and defending his wars with equal vigour but always with his eye far beyond the current battle. His approach to war is the approach that underpins successful litigation. In "Sun Tzu and the Art of Litigation,"
The book is written in an easy to read style but is full of the depth and insight that only a long and successful career in litigation can bring.