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Course Certificate in Civil Litigation Procedure


This is a structured two day course designed for those practitioners wishing to gain a good practical grounding in this field. It is suitable for trainees, newly qualified solicitors and paralegals as well as for those returning after a career break and those wishing to begin to litigate from another discipline.It is designed to provide an A to Z of litigation.

  • Preliminary matters

    • Information required from and to be given to the client
    • Costs considerations
    • Is the claim/defence worth pursuing?
    • Limitation

  • Can the case be settled

    • Pre-action protocols
    • Negotiations and tactics
    • Without prejudice, without prejudice save as to costs and open communications
    • Part 36

  • Preparing for litigation

    • Pre-action disclosure
    • Obtaining information from third parties
    • Preserving evidence
    • Pre-action interim remedies

  • Starting proceedings

    • Drafting statements of case
    • Technical requirements and structure
    • Are they full enough? Requests for further information
    • Issuing the claim and service rules

  • Case management

    • Allocation and directions
    • The court's powers to strike out and impose sanctions
    • Dealing with vexatious applications

  • Early judgment

    • Summary judgment
    • When does it interact with strike out?
    • Default judgment

  • Witness statements

    • Preparing witness statements
    • The use of witness statements at interim hearings and at trial
    • The use of witness summaries
    • Hearsay evidence

  • Experts

    • Single joint and separately instructed experts - the practical implications
    • Instructing the expert
    • Without prejudice meetings
    • What is the other side entitled to see?

  • Disclosure

    • What needs to be disclosed?
    • Available objections
    • Privilege claims

  • Preparing for trial and procedure

    • The pre-trial checklist
    • The court's powers to control evidence
    • Trial bundles
    • Getting the case to court

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12 hours


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Andrew McLoughlinDetails


Particularly good if you have experience in litigation and just want a refresher/overview

Georgia Stott



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