Trainee Litigation Programme

Starting Price: £1,250.00

Price excludes VAT

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.

Key Benefits

  • 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
Locations and Dates

Live Online –

25, 26, 27 & 28 March 2024

17, 18, 19 & 20 June 2024

22, 23, 24 & 25 July 2024

15, 16, 17 & 18 October 2024

Format & Delivery
  • Knowledge
  • Knowledge Advanced
  • Legal/Knowledge Skills
  • Drafting
  • Advocacy Basic
  • Interpersonal Skills
Topics Covered
  • Interviewing
  • Drafting
  • Negotiation
  • Court Observations
  • Case Management Hearings
  • Interim Applications.
Prior Knowledge

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.

SRA Competences

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.