Litigation in the Driving Seat

Litigation in the Driving Seat

Live Online

Virtual classes –
tailored for your staff


At your office –
tailored for your staff

Litigation in the Driving Seat is a practical course that highlights opportunities for litigating efficiently, putting legitimate pressure on opponents and driving cases towards settlement or trial.

Litigation in the Driving Seat covers from issue to trial preparation and shows you how to limit drift, get results and reduce shelf-life.
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Course Content

Our one day practical workshop courses can be delivered at your offices, a suitable classroom venue or via a live remote training session.

We have adapted our litigation training so that it can now be delivered as a live online course, while still maintaining its practical and interactive features. We support attendees by providing IT assistance to ensure their remote training experience is as streamlined and accessible as possible.

Litigation in the Driving Seat Live Online Course

6 hours

Lawyers and non-lawyers


Are your cases just drifting from issue to trial? Are you missing opportunities to put legitimate pressure on your opponent? This course will help give you the competitive edge.

Our litigation training helps lawyers navigate, understand and manage the critical stages of litigation.


On this course you will have hands-on interaction with a piece of litigation that has been developed in consultation with your law firm. This ensures that we not only cover strategy and tactics, but also how they will work with your firm’s internal systems and procedures.

The training covers:

  • Getting the documents right – claim form & particulars of negligence
  • How to consider the defence
  • Applying for summary judgment
  • What to do if the defendant applies to amend the defence
  • Dealing with the directions questionnaire
  • Drafting an order for directions
  • Active case management
  • Preparing the claimant’s evidence
  • What to do if the claimant’s evidence is inadequate
  • Handling unexpected evidence
  • Responding to delay by the defendant
  • Updating special damages
  • Completing the pre-trial checklist
  • Trial preparation


Delegates will receive a bundle of papers that relate to a typical case. During the interactive one day course they will then work through the matter taking it from issuing proceedings to preparation for trial.

As a result of attending the course, you will:

  • understand the impact of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) on case handling
  • manage cases more efficiently
  • spot opportunities to drive cases forward
  • use legitimate tactical pressure to increase the prospect of an early settlement
  • prepare efficiently for trial
  • maximise costs on fast track cases

Litigation in the Driving Seat Face-to-face Course

6 hours

Lawyers and non-lawyers


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Olivia Checa Dover
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Jody Jezusek
James Welsh
James Welsh


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