PSC ELECTIVE
Drafting For Litigators

Intended audience:
Trainees

Duration:
3 hours

Format:
Small group workshop, including practical case study exercises, discussion and feedback

Objectives:
The objectives of this course are to:

  • Provide trainees with a basic understanding of the principles of good draftsmanship
  • Show how the overriding objective is achieved in terms of the rules on pleadings contained in the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR)
  • Allow trainees to gain confidence in their ability to draft pleadings through exercises focused on statements of case and further information

Topics:

  • Introduction: impact of the CPR on the approach to pleadings
  • The ingredients of good drafting
  • Pre-action protocols and letters of claim
  • Statements of case
  • Drafting particulars of claim
  • The defence
  • Further information

Outcomes:
The success measures for the course are that trainees:

  • Appreciate what is required to ensure compliance with the requirements of pre-action protocols / the Protocols Practice Direction
  • Are able to draft their own particulars of claim, defence and requests for further information (and replies thereto), and evaluate drafts prepared by others, e.g. counsel

Training Team

Neil Seligman

Module Leader
Neil Seligman

Trainer
Phil Lyons

Trainer
Arthur Moore

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