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Litigation & Dispute Resolution
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
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Course Aims:

Part one of this mini-series aims to set out the key dos and don’ts for practitioners engaged in case preparation and advocacy in court or tribunals. This part focuses on case preparation, drafting pleadings and the preparation of witness statements.

Podcast added: 01/09/11

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the importance of asking the right questions in case preparation and knowing when to stop;
  • Understand the importance of chronologies and knowing the case inside and out;
  • Know how to deal with and deploy the key issues in a case to best effect;
  • Understand the risks of putting ones case to high or low and how to avoid this;
  • Know the key dos and don’ts when putting together pleadings;
  • Understand best practice in relation to the preparation of witness statements, both in terms of form and substance.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Practical Guide
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In this two-part CPDcast series, Laurie West-Knights QC, a barrister at Hailsham Chambers, discusses the perils and pitfalls of litigating in front of a court or tribunal and how to avoid them.

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