Drafting elegant, effective and persuasive court documents is an essential skill for civil litigators.
Running a litigation file through court carries its own unique set of demands and challenges and a failure to understand the requirements of the CPR in this regard can be fatal to a case. Likewise, drafting statements of case or witness statements which are clumsy, clichéd and do not meet the Court’s requirements can be equally disastrous to your client’s prospects of success.
This comprehensive, highly practical one-day course will teach you how to draft concisely, precisely and with maximum impact both in terms of factually and legally correct, CPR-compliant statements of case.
This course will look in detail at:
- Case and issue analysis
- Understanding the Particulars of Claim
- The requirements of CPR 16 and PD 16
- Using plain English/avoiding legalese
- Unpacking allegations in the Particulars of Claim
- Responding to allegations, knowing when to:
- neither admit nor deny
- Specialist pleadings:
- fundamental dishonesty
- Statements of Truth-who can sign?
- Part 20 claims:
- claims for a contribution
- claims for an indemnity
Who should attend:
All litigators who wish to improve their ability to draft statements of case.