Advanced Draft Pleadings

Kaplan Altior
Course summary
1 day
165 GBP excl. VAT
Next available date: 16/09/2019 - London
Professional Training

Advanced Draft Pleadings

Advanced Draft Pleadings - 1-day training course

This one day course focuses on understanding and developing the skills of drafting Particulars of Claim and Defences, in the context of a commercial contract dispute.

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.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Whilst this course is based around a contract case study, the drafting skills that are the core of the course are transferrable to other areas and should benefit any lawyer who is involved in or about to enter into a litigation role and who wishes to have a clear understanding of the principles and skills involved in drafting claims and defences.

It seeks to assist those who draft themselves and/or those who wish to better understand claims and defences drafted by others so that they may more confidently react to opponents’ pleadings and to explain these statements of case to their clients.

The course aims to benefit both those experienced in drafting and those without experience.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • Learn how to discern from what may be involved papers which facts should be included in the Particulars of Claim and Defence and which should be left to the witness statements;
  • 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; and
  • Understand the benefits and risks of using precedents.

Training Course Content

The topics will include:

  • Written Presentation Skills
  • Particulars of Claim
  • Defences


In-house Legal Training

Kaplan Altior will work in partnership with each company to design a product which meets their specific training needs. Experienced trainers are selected specifically for each firm and their unique requirements in order to deliver this programme in a safe environment and customised format. With no associated delegate travel costs, this is a highly cost effective and convenient solution for the staff training.

Provider: Kaplan Altior

Kaplan Altior - Legal training courses & qualifications

Kaplan Altior have been providing training and consulting services to the legal profession for over 40 years. With a broad training portfolio, including CPD courses for solicitors, higher court advocates, barristers, paralegals, Professional Skills Course (PSC), Trainee Litigation Programme (TLP),...

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Michelle Chin Quee, 2020 Legal
Once again, your team’s co-ordination and professionalism has made this an enjoyable experience for both myself and the trainees
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