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Civil Litigation: Practice and Skills

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 delegates to run a lean, efficient practice through a firm understanding of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) and how the rules can be used to their practical advantage.  Rather than a bland recital of the rules and the changes therein, this course looks at how delegates 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.  Delegates 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 delegates to draw upon and share their own experiences.


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.

Key Benefits

  • Experienced tutors 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
  • Tactical considerations from both the Claimant and Defendant points-of-view.

Price £165


per delegate
(excludes vat)

Available In-house


Available as an in-house course

Continued Competence


Helps satisfy elements of the SRA statement


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Venue Date
22 Feb 2019
05 Mar 2019
23 Apr 2019
08 May 2019
05 Jun 2019
05 Jul 2019
10 Oct 2019
11 Oct 2019

Kaplan Altior Experience

We help those in the legal sector achieve their professional development and career goals and excel in their field.


Our programmes offer an interactive and practical learning experience that delivers lasting results and is easily put into practice.


We have vast experience in legal training and assessment and have been developing legal talent for over 35 years.


When tailoring programmes, we take the time to understand your business and create solutions to suit your unique training needs.


Strong client service is at the heart of our business and underpins everything we do. It's what sets us apart from other providers.