RTA litigation procedure

RTA litigation procedure

Our RTA litigation procedure course is for non-legally-qualified personnel and covers small claims and fast track work, from the pre-action checks, to what happens at trial, and everything in between.

Our RTA litigation procedure course is vital to ensure your staff understand the litigation process for small claims and fast track work.

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Who is it for?

Suitable for lawyers, claim handlers, paralegals, apprentices and litigation executives.

Course content

Live training overview

This course provides an overview of RTA litigation (small claims and fast track), with every step from the pre-action checks to what happens at a trial.  You will learn the terminology and litigation procedure that you need to do your job properly. Our tutors will explain the importance of complying with Directions and the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), as well as what can happen if you don’t follow them.

The course is based on one case study. You will be guided through the different stages of the litigation process using realistic court documents. At each stage, you will learn what to include in documents and what to look out for.

Content

The course covers:

  • Pre-action protocols and checks
  • Issuing the claim
    • The CPR
    • The Claim Form
    • Particulars of Claim and Particulars of Negligence
    • Notice of Issue
    • Acknowledgement of service
    • Defence
  • Small Claims Track
    • Standard directions
    • Preparing for the hearing
    • The Small Claims Hearing
  • Fast Track
    • Completing the Directions Questionnaire
    • Drafting directions
    • Complying with Directions
    • Preparing for trial
    • A Fast Track Trial

Outcomes

As a result of the course you will:

  • Understand the legal terminology used in RTA litigation
  • Know where to find the rules governing Small Claims and Fast Track cases
  • Identify the difference between a Small Claim and a Fast Track case
  • Know how the motor claims litigation process works
  • Understand the key elements when drafting court documents
  • Understand the importance of complying with time limits
  • Be aware of the pitfalls of not complying with Directions and the CPR
  • Know what to expect at trial and the role they play

Format

Tutor-led workshop with breakout rooms and polls

Delegates

Lawyers, claim handlers, paralegals, apprentices and litigation executives.

Duration

3 hours

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