Drafting a Defence

Drafting a Defence

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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.

Course Content

E-learning

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.

Content

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

Outcomes

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

Delegates

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

Drafting a Defence E-learning Course

25 minutes

Litigators, junior fee-earners and claims handlers

£30 + VAT

An optional drafting exercise (with feedback) after completing the e-learning course.

Content

You will draft a defence based on a case study. You will then receive feedback on your draft from one of our experienced tutors.

Outcomes

You will receive personalised feedback which will enable you to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your drafting and develop your drafting methods and skills.

Delegates

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

Drafting a Defence Coaching Course

30 minutes

Litigators, junior fee-earners and claims handlers

Tutors

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Peter Kinch
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James Welsh

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