This course is designed to offer trainee solicitors first-hand experience of the litigation process and overcome any difficulties faced in satisfying the contentious element of the training contract.
Our Trainee Litigation Programme will expose learners, through a variety of activities, to all the contentious practice skills standards stipulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA) as being a requirement of the period of recognised training.
The course is specifically designed for trainee solicitors who, because of the nature of work conducted by their firm or company, are unable, or unlikely to be able, to carry out a seat in contentious work during their training contract.
- Builds on the foundation of litigation knowledge taught in earlier training
- Enables you to experience and work through a litigation case from start to finish
- Is very practical – using interviews, case studies and exercises to teach the content
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22, 23, 24 & 25 January 2024
25, 26, 27 & 28 March 2024
17, 18, 19 & 20 June 2024
22, 23, 24 & 25 July 2024
15, 16, 17 & 18 October 2024
- Knowledge Advanced
- Legal/Knowledge Skills
- Advocacy Basic
- Interpersonal Skills
- Court Observations
- Case Management Hearings
- Interim Applications.
Although no prior knowledge is required to attend the course, you are likely to have a basic knowledge of Civil Litigation from your time on the Legal Practice Course (LPC).
You will be provided with case study papers prior to the course and will have been expected to have read them thoroughly by the course start date.
There is no post-coursework for this course.
A1 Act honestly and with integrity, in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements and the SRA Handbook and Code of Conduct
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
A3 Work within the limits of their competence and the supervision which they need
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
B2 Undertake legal research
B3 Develop and advise on relevant options
B4 Draft documents which are legally effective and accurately reflect the client’s instructions
B5 Undertake effective spoken and written advocacy
B6 Negotiate solutions to clients’ issues;
B7 Plan, manage and progress legal cases and transactions
C1 Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing
C2 Establish and maintain effective and professional relations with clients
C3 Establish and maintain effective and professional relations with other people
D1 Initiate, plan, prioritise and manage work activities and projects to ensure that they are completed efficiently, on time and to an appropriate standard, both in relation to their own work and work that they lead or supervise
D2 Keep, use and maintain accurate, complete and clear records
D3 Apply good business practice.