Dispute resolution in civil cases is one of the key skills a successful lawyer needs. And if you need the best training in this vital subject, you should look no further than The University of Law.
This course focuses on the practical and procedural issues to be addressed prior to the commencement of proceedings. Starting with the conduct of the initial client meeting, and finishing with the response to a letter of claim, the delegates will consider these issues from the perspective of both claimant and defendant. In keeping with the court’s approach to litigation being the last resort, there will be particular attention to ADR. The following areas are included:
Maximum number of delegates: 16
This course focuses on negotiation in purely contentious matters. The delegates will conduct three negotiations during the day on a 1:1 or 1:2 basis (dependant on group numbers) and take part in a plenary ‘fishbowl’ negotiation which focuses on negotiation styles and tactics. All negotiations will be based on the case studies. The following areas are included:
Maximum number of delegates: 12
This course provides practical instruction on the preparation and consideration of statements of case. In the context of the case studies, the delegates will draft documentation, review defective documentation and deal with amendments. One session is devoted to service issues. The following areas are included:
This course focuses on identification of the issues in dispute, consideration of the most persuasive evidence available to determine each issue, and the rules for the proper production in court of different types of evidence. Using the case study documents, the delegates will conduct an issue analysis during the morning and evaluate evidence. Exercises in the afternoon include the drafting of evidentiary notices. The following areas are included:
This course guides delegates through the project management of a dispute to trial. This is a practical course in which the delegates, in the context of one the case studies, will plan the allocation of resources, understand how to assess the time and costs involved in the conduct of the dispute, and thus formulate a case management plan for internal purposes and presentation to the court and to the client, particularly with regard to the preparation of costs budgets. The following areas are included:
This course reviews all aspects of this fundamental area of dispute resolution. During the day, in the context of the case studies, the delegates will determine whether documents are discloseable, consider whether their own client’s disclosure is complete, prepare a list, and critically review the opponent’s disclosures. The following areas are included:
This course addresses effective interview techniques and the rules relating to witness statements. By way of practical exercises using the case studies, the delegates will practise the interviewing of lay witnesses, preparation of a witness statement, and the consideration of a defective statement. The following areas are included:
This course deals with the rules relating to the appointment of experts and the formulation and use of expert evidence. With reference to the case studies, the delegates will consider, in practical exercises, the appropriateness of expert evidence, the proper contents of an expert report and a pre-trial meeting between experts. The following areas are included:
This course focuses on the most common pre-trial hearings and applications conducted by solicitors. During the morning, the delegates will review the rules on directions hearings and have the opportunity to practise a CMC. More substantive interim applications will be covered in the afternoon, again with the opportunity for practise. All applications will relate to the case studies. The following areas are included:
Maximum number of delegates: 8
This course deals with the key aspects of this important dispute resolution mechanism and allows the delegates to experience the process in role play scenarios based on the case studies. The delegates will conduct two mediations during the day. The following areas are included:
This course covers the fundamental rules of this popular form of dispute resolution. Both domestic and international arbitration are covered. Tribunal advocacy is included within the practical exercises in the conduct of a directions hearing. The following areas are included:
This course covers the areas of importance at the conclusion of a case, whether by trial or earlier resolution. Delegates will practise the drafting of enforceable settlement agreements, consider the enforcement of judgements and draft grounds for appeal, and consider the recovery of costs from an opponent in the context of awards made both during the proceedings and at their conclusion. All exercises are conducted with reference to the case studies. The following areas are included:
This course on Part 36 and settlement generally, covers the following:
This course considers the following :
This half day courses, covers the following:
This additional course may also be of interest to those who have little experience of corporate crime or who wish to further develop practical skills for dealing with regulators and advising clients on investigations.It covers the key aspects of corporate crime, from the start of an investigation to the point when a decision is taken on prosecution. The case study is an investigation into corruption allegedly committed by an international trading company based in the UK. By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
This structured programme of short face-to-face modules is designed to provide junior lawyers with a thorough grounding in the principal areas of civil dispute resolution practice. The training is available on an in-house basis for organisations with a number of delegates – or through membership of our dispute resolution training consortium. The programme aims to provide progressive development, but modules also work on a standalone basis, allowing organisations to select topics to suit their specific needs.
The programme is aimed at solicitors within their first three years of qualification or those who are returning to the practice area and looking to refresh their knowledge.
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The programme runs throughout the year – get in touch with our inhouse bookings team for a timetable.
All Dispute Resolution Training Consortia courses run out of our London Moorgate centre, but if you are interested in running one of the courses at your offices, get in touch with our in house bookings team.
In-house course fees vary according to requirements. Consortium course fees are split between the organisations attending. Please contact us directly for a personalised quotation to meet your needs.
To discuss how we can meet your organisation's requirements and for more information on our banking and finance consortium, please call our Client Contact Centre on 0800 289997 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We go to great lengths to ensure that the information provided is correct at the time of publication. However, we reserve the right to withdraw or change, for any reason and without notice, any of the programmes and/or to alter tuition fees, locations, entry requirements and/or the facilities and/or services available from or provided by or on behalf of the University. Please note that the choice of subjects may be limited by considerations of timetable, staffing and/or available places on a course.
Each one-day module accounts for six CPD hours, with three CPD hours awarded for the three-hour module.
We also offer our Dispute Resolution Training Consortium and Advanced Dispute Resolution Training Consortium. To find out more about our Consortia training programmes please contact our Client Contact Centre on 0800 289997.
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