Drafting a defence

Drafting a defence

Drafting a defence provides simple and reliable techniques for analysing the particulars of claim, deciding how to respond to the allegations it contains, and then drafting the defence.

Drafting a defence includes the key drafting options (admitting, putting to proof and denying), as well as tips on complying with the CPR.

Who is it for?

Suitable for litigators, junior fee-earners and claims handlers who draft or review Defences.

Course content


E-learning overview

This course provides guidance and tips for drafting a defence in a civil litigation claim.  It looks at the different ways you can deal with the allegations made in the particulars of claim along with how to plan and draft a defence. 

At the end of the course you can download PDFs on the formalities required by the Civil Procedure Rules, and on the key points to remember when drafting a defence.


The course covers:

  • Analysing the particulars of claim
  • Options for dealing with the allegations made in the particulars of claim
  • Getting instructions from your client
  • Planning the defence
  • Drafting tips
  • Reviewing a defence and proofreading


On completing this drafting a defence training course, you will know:

  • The aims of a defence
  • How to analyse the particulars of claim (PoC)
  • Strategies 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


25 minutes

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