Litigation - A practical guide to operating in the Victorian Courts (Aug 2021)
Start time 23 Aug 2021 9:00am (Australia - Melbourne)
End time 24 Aug 2021 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Location Live Stream Only
Speaker Brad Wright - Barrister, Victorian Bar
Catering -
Designed for Legal Practitioners
Product Code W21036
Total CPD Points: 11.0

Professional Skills: 2.0
Substantive Law: 9.0
(includes GST)

Litigation - A practical guide to operating in the Victorian Courts (Aug 2021)

23 Aug 2021 9:00am - 24 Aug 2021 3:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Live Stream Only

Essential workshops are for lawyers new to or wanting to update knowledge in a particular practice area. Workshops are interactive, practical and aim to cover the essential skills, knowledge and expertise required for that particular area.


This practical workshop focuses on the major jurisdictions with a particular focus on the Magistrates', County, Supreme Courts with reference to the Federal Court and VCAT. You can be confident that you will have a practical working knowledge and understanding of the operation of these courts including pre litigation correspondence and related documents to enable you to represent your client with assurance.

The program includes:


  •     Pre-litigation correspondence
  •     Without prejudice communications
  •     Offers of compromise
  •     Deciding jurisdiction
  •     Parties
  •     Service of documents
  •     Initiating proceedings
  •     Preparing complaints
  •     Pleadings
  •     Writs
  •     Statements of claim
  •     Undefended actions
  •     Applications for orders and summary judgement
  •     Affidavits in support
  •     Defended actions and defences
  •     Directions hearings
  •     Counterclaims
  •     Set off
  •     Joinder
  •     Particulars
  •     Discovery
  •     Interrogatories
  •     Expert evidence
  •     Witness statements
  •     Setting down for hearing/trial
  •     Risk management
  •     GST related issues

Note: This workshop runs for 2 days.

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Presented by: Brad Wright, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Essentials are workshops for lawyers new to, or wanting to update knowledge in, particular skills or practice areas. These workshops aim to cover the 'essentials'.