Altior: Litigation Drafting Skills

13th August 2020 - Online

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.

Key benefits include:

  • Learn how to draft complete, correct and effective claims and defences
  • Learn about, practice and improve your drafting skills so that you can continue to develop them at work.  If you do not draft your own pleadings, you should be able to better understand pleadings drafted by others
  • Understand the benefits and risks of using precedents.