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CMN 147 - Litigation and Practice Skills

Code Start Date Duration Venue
CMN 147 27 February 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CMN 147 24 April 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CMN 147 19 June 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CMN 147 14 August 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CMN 147 09 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CMN 147 04 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

The Litigation Training Course will help you to understand the risks, alternatives and the realities of the major stages of litigation. It follows a commercial case through the procedural stages and is accompanied by a related county court action. By working through case studies, you will understand both litigation and the operation of the Courts and Civil Procedure Rules. It will also help you to comply with the SRA’s required statement of legal knowledge.

As a transactional lawyer, or an aspiring one who requires training to fulfil the contentious element of a training contract, you will need to understand what happens when the contract you have drafted is subject to litigation.

As a legal tech specialist or a legal analyst, understanding your role within the context of this technical area of law is essential.

If you are a paralegal or supporting a litigation team in a central function, you will benefit from understanding the principles, stages and processes of litigation.

Course Objectives

  • Provide an understanding of civil litigation practice
  • Conduct civil litigation in first instance matters 
  • Discuss initiating a claim and pleadings
  • Gather and present evidence and settlement and enforcement
  • Prepare, and analyse client instructions
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills individually and as part of a group.
  • Collaborate and debate the issues in the course

Who Should Attend?

  • Legal department senior consultant
  • Legal Department managers
  • Lawyers
  • In house lawyers

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • The Courts and litigation
  • The stages of litigation
  • The role of a Solicitor and Barrister, costs and funding
  • Meeting the prospective client
  • Conduct requirements, objectives and expectations, the cause(s) of action, what information to obtain
  • Pre-action steps including protocols, applications, letter of claim and issue analysis

Day 2

  • Limitation, issue and service
  • Particulars of Claim, Defence, Reply, Part 20 claims
  • Allocation to track and Directions Questionnaire
  • Case management
  • Disclosure of documents

Day 3

  • Methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • The ethos of Litigation as a last resort
  • Mediation pros and cons
  • Negotiation skills

Day 4

  • Civil Evidence: common law rules of evidence and burden of proof
  • Rules relating to witness statements
  • Taking and drafting witness statements: potential pitfalls
  • Experts’ reports, meetings and drafting questions to experts

Day 5

  • Application for summary judgment and/or strike out of the claim (or part of it)
  • Drafting a Skeleton Argument in support
  • Preparing for the application
  • Performing the application as a mock hearing