Module P09 - Drafting Statements of Case


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Programme

Time

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Activity

Type of activity

Day 1

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0900-0915

1

Registration

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0915-0930

2

Introduction to course

Tutor led session

0930-1015

3

Case Analysis: Description and demonstration of structured case analysis technique as applied to commercial case. Introduction to cause of action templates.

Tutor led session

1015-1100

4

Case Analysis: Delegates will conduct an early case analysis in the commercial case study provided.

Group Work session

1100-1115

5

Coffee

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1115-1145

6

Case Analysis: Delegates continue with their case analysis

Group Work session

1145-1245

7

Pleading Statements of Case: A lecture and exercises to practise key pleading skills.

Tutor led session

1245-1345

8

Lunch

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1345-1515

9

Pleading Statements of Case: Delegates will draft parts of Particulars of Claim using cause of action templates.

Group Work session

1515-1530

10

Tea

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1530-1545

11

Specimen Particulars of Claim: Tutor will hand out a specimen and explain the way in which the next exercise will work. Delegates read the specimen.

Tutor led session

1545-1645

12

Critiquing Specimen Particulars of Claim: Delegates will offer a critique of the specimen handed out at the end of the first module, drawing on their own drafting

Tutor led session

1645-1730

13

Drafting defences and subsequent statements of case: A lecture and exercises to practise key pleading skills.

Tutor led session

1730

14

END OF MODULE 1

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Homework

15

Homework between modules 1 and 2: (i) Re-read specimen Particulars of Claim; (ii) Annotate as directed in preparation for drafting defence

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Day 2

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0900-0915

16

Registration

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0915-1015

17

Drafting Defences: Delegates will draft a Defence. At the end of the session, a specimen defence will be handed out.

Group Work session

1015-1045

18

Critiquing Specimen Defence: Delegates will offer a critique of the specimen drawing on their own drafting.

Tutor led session

1045-1100

19

Coffee

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1100-1130

20

Issue Identification: A lecture with exercises in identifying issues of fact and law.

Tutor led session

1130-1230

21

Issue Identification: Delegates will prepare a list of issues in the case study suitable for use in the Commercial Court in separate claimant and defendant groups. The lists will be handed to the tutor for copying.

Group Work session

1230-1330

22

Lunch

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1330

23

Copy Issue Lists: Copies of the lists of issues will be handed to each group.

Group Work session

1330-1400

24

Consideration of lists of issues: Each team will consider the other side's list and decide on their position in the negotiation session to come.

Group Work session

1400-1445

25

Negotiation of list of issues: In mixed claimant and defendant groups, delegates will seek to negotiate the list of issues

Group Work session

1445-1500

26

Tea

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1500-1530

27

Case Management: A tutor led discussion on case management based on structured case analysis

Tutor led discussion

1530-1700

28

Case Analysis: In separate claimant and defendant groups, delegates will conduct a structured case analysis based on the case revealed by the agreed list of issues and then plan their case management.

Group Work session

1700-1730

29

Drawing the strands together: A tutor led discussion to draw out the learning points from the exercises on the course.

Tutor led discussion

1730

30

END OF MODULE 2

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