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Litigation & Dispute Resolution
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Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
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Regulated by the Bar Standards Board:
Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 accredited CPD point (60 minutes)

Regulated by ILEX:
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30 minutes of audio
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Course Aims:

Part 2 of this mini-series aims to set out the key dos and don’ts for practitioners engaged in case preparation and advocacy in court, arbitral or tribunals. This part focuses on the presentation of a case in court, dealing firstly with the preparation and use of skeleton arguments, good practice with document and bundle management and witness handling.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the importance of preparing a useable skeleton argument and how this can be achieved;
  • Be aware of best practice when it comes to putting together bundles of trial and dealing with documents general that are to be put into proceedings;
  • Know the key dos and don’ts relating to general points of presentation before a tribunal;
  • Know the things that really irritate judges;
  • Understand the best techniques for handling a witness in examination, either in chief or in cross examination.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Practical Guide
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In this 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.

Podcast added: 01/09/11

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