Legal professionals are increasingly realising the need to develop their litigation skills to provide an effective service to clients. Designed for busy practitioners, this course updates on key advances in civil procedure, and considers the application of recent case law and legislative reforms to day-to-day practical issues.
The period since the Jackson reforms has been turbulent for civil litigators and this course seeks to enable you to run a lean, efficient practice, through a firm understanding of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) and how the rules can be used to your practical advantage. Rather than a bland recital of the rules and the changes therein, this course looks at how you can develop strategies for winning cases, by using a tactical approach to the CPR.
Unlike many litigation courses, this course does not concentrate on only one side of the dispute and, as such, is equally useful to both Claimant and Defendant specialists. You will develop a more rounded approach to litigation, by considering both sides of the case.
Throughout the course, the trainer will highlight real-life examples of good and bad practice, to illustrate practical applications of the CPR, inviting you to draw upon and share your own experiences.
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- Experienced trainers, who are all former or current practitioners in this area of law;
- Practical advice on how to apply skills learned during training;
- A condensed timetable, specifically designed for busy practitioners; and
- Tactical considerations from both the Claimant and Defendant points-of-view.
The course is particularly aimed at trainee solicitors, and those who are relatively new to litigation practice, but is equally suitable for more experienced delegates, who wish to brush-up their knowledge of the CPR.
- Issue, Service and Filing Under the CPR;
- Default Judgments and Enforcement;
- Case Management;
- Relief from Sanctions Post Mitchell and Denton;
- Part 36 and Calderbank Offers
No prior knowledge is required for this course.
For those delegates requiring 12 hours from the course for Professional Skills Course (PSC) purposes, a case study based around a litigation file is completed pre-course. For other delegates, no pre-course work is required.
There is no post-course work for this session.
|A2||Maintain the level of competence and legal knowledge needed to practise effectively, taking into account changes in their role and/or practice context and developments in the law;|
|A4||Draw on a sufficient detailed knowledge and understanding of their field(s) of work and role in order to practise effectively;|
|A5||Apply understanding, critical thinking and analysis to solve problems;|
|B1||Obtain relevant facts;|
|B3||Develop and advise on relevant options, strategies and solutions; and|
|B7||Plan, manage and progress legal cases and transactions.|