This one-day course focuses on understanding, and developing, the skills of drafting Particulars of Claim and Defences, but also touches upon Claim Forms and Consent Orders.
The course is designed for solicitors, who wish to understand, with clarity, how the cause of action is integrated into the claim and how it affects the structure of the pleading. It also considers how some specific aspects of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) are woven into these documents.
Accordingly, the course looks at what Particulars of Claim and Defences should and should not contain, and, in each case, why.
Of course, some time is also spent considering more generic effective writing skills, in the context of litigation drafting.
This course is designed for any lawyer who is involved in or about to enter into a litigation role and who wishes to have a clear understanding of the principles and skills involved in drafting claims and defences.
It seeks to assist those who draft themselves and/or those who wish to better understand claims and defences drafted by others so that they may more confidently react to opponents’ pleadings and to explain these statements of case to their clients.
The course aims to benefit both those experienced in drafting and those without experience.