Litigation Drafting Masterclass
Start time 4 Aug 2021 9:00am (Australia - Melbourne)
End time 4 Aug 2021 12:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Location Live Stream Only
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Catering Not included
Designed for Legal practitioners
Product Code I21027
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Professional Skills: 3.0
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Litigation Drafting Masterclass

4 Aug 2021 9:00am - 4 Aug 2021 12:30pm (Australia - Melbourne)
Live Stream Only

Drafting and Advising on Defences and Counterclaims

Whether you advise on, draft the defence and counterclaim, or review counsel's draft, you need to ensure that the defences and counterclaims to be filed, reflect the client's instructions and comply with your obligations under the Civil Procedure Act 2010. Costs orders can be made against you or your client if the documents don’t comply.  

In this session, an experienced Litigator will use practical examples to highlight the essential requirements, inclusions, exclusions, when drafting or reviewing counsel drafted defences and counterclaims. Our presenter will provide clear guidance so that you can confidently advise the client and prepare or review effective, admissible defences and counterclaims. This session will include:

  • Tips and traps of advising, drafting, reviewing defences and counterclaims;
  • Form, content and style.

A must for all practitioners who want to improve their advisory and drafting skills! 

Presented by: Huw Watkins, Barrister, Victorian Bar

Drafting Persuasive Affidavits and Witness Statements

Our presenter will use practical examples to highlight essential drafting techniques when preparing affidavits and witness statements.

This session will provide guidance on what to do and what not to do in order to prepare clear, relevant and concise affidavits and witness statements enabling them to be effective, persuasive and admissible.

This drafting hour session will also cover:

  • The use of Affidavits and Witness Statements in Court;
  • Tips on how evidence is presented including Hearsay;
  • Form, content and style; and
  • Explore techniques and strategies for interviewing witnesses.

A must for all practitioners who want to improve their drafting skills!

Presented by: Alicia Hill, Principal and Accredited Commercial Litigation Specialist, MST Lawyers

Injunction Applications – Taking Instructions and Preparing Key Documents – Tips and Traps 

You often get only one shot at a successful injunction application, and limited time to put the application together. Badly worded or inadequate documents including affidavits in support, can result in refusal to grant the injunction. Getting clear instructions and supporting material are crucial.

This session will outline the critical issues to cover and provide important tips and traps to be aware of when instructed to apply for an injunction.

Presented by: Maya Rozner, Barrister, Victorian Bar