Drafting a Defence


This e-learning course provides guidance and tips for drafting a Defence.

It looks at the different ways you can deal with the allegations in the Particulars of Claim and how to plan and draft a Defence.

At the end of the course there are two PDFs to download.  The first covers the formalities required by the Civil Procedure Rules and the second provides a note of the key points to remember when drafting a Defence.


As a result of completing the course, you will know:

  • the aims of a Defence
  • how to analyse the Particulars of Claim
  • how to plan before you start drafting a Defence
  • the three options for responding to allegations in the Particulars of Claim
  • the formal requirements of the Civil Procedure Rules


  • Your options for dealing with allegations made in the Particulars of Claim
  • Analysing the Particulars of Claim
  • Getting instructions
  • Planning the Defence
  • Drafting tips
  • Reviewing and proofreading



25 minutes


For junior fee-earners and claims handlers who draft or review Defences.

If you want to buy multiple subscriptions please contact Kath Kinch.

To discuss how we can help call Linda Moran
Phone: 0114 273 8300
Email Linda@KinchRobinson.com