a) Preparing effectively by identifying and mastering relevant facts and legal principles
b) Organising facts to support the argument or position
c) Presenting a reasoned argument in a clear, logical, succinct and persuasive way
d) Making appropriate reference to legal authority
e) Complying with formalities
f) Dealing with witnesses appropriately
g) Responding effectively to questions or opposing arguments
h) Identifying strengths and weaknesses from different parties' perspectives.