LAW2023 Online: Civil Litigation (Spring)

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Helen Swaffield and Andrew McLoughlin

CPD Hours: 6


Providing 6 hours CPD our Leading Experts present LAW2023 Online: Civil Litigation. Launching in May 2023, this will update you on topics for Solicitors in practice without leaving your desk and at a time to suit you.

This event, launches on 17th May 2023 and includes:

  • High quality 4 x 1 hour pre-recorded videos and audio broadcast (topic titles are listed below)
  • Q&A – our “Shape The Debate” Q&A session with our leading experts on 7th June 2023, providing an opportunity to hear our experts answering questions on both the recorded content and general day to day Civil Litigation issues.
  • LAW2023 Civil Litigation Online Exhibition – a chance to gain an additional hour of CPD, via a webinar of choice from our Webinar Learning Library worth £35 +VAT.

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Topics include

Part 36 - The Last 12 Months [2023]

Presented by Andrew McLoughlin

This course covers the following:

No other rule in the Civil Procedure Rules produces more cases that define, refine and interpret Part 36.

This one-hour webinar will cover the most recent case law from the last 12 months including: –

1.How to make an effective part 36 offer

2 What happens if the wording is slightly wrong?

3.Making a part 36 offer as a Defendant with a part 20 claim

4.What rate of interest am I likely to achieve having made a successful offer?

5.Proposed developments under part 36

6.Tips and traps for the unwary

     Fixed Recoverable Costs [2023]
    Presented by Andrew McLoughlin

    Wholesale revision of recoverable costs is set to be in play for October 2023.

    This one-hour webinar covers the whole range of proposed changes for Fixed Recoverable Costs up to claims with a value of £100,000

      Areas covered include: –

      1.Types of cases covered by the new regime.

      2.Different bands of costs for differing complexities.

      3 The detail – what amount will I recover/be liable for at each stage in the process.

      4.The likely backgrounds going forwards.

      5.Your approach to tips and tactics in the new regime

      6. Client retainer letters in the new landscape

    Applications against Litigants in person [2023]

    Presented by Helen Swaffield, Barrister and Head of Contract Law Chambers 

    Essential new cases for the busy practitioner, this session brings to the delegate a selection of new cases and rule changes from the last 12 months.

    Topics include:

    • Who are litigants in person and their “friends”
    • Application of the CPR to litigants in person
    • Duties owed to litigants in person by lawyers
    • New guidelines
    • Abuse of process CPR 3.4
    • No reasonable cause of action - nonsense
    • Striking out their claim/defence
    • Examples of abuse of process – repeated applications for the same thing
    • Preventing relief from sanctions
    • Costs orders against or by litigants in person
    • Totally without merit orders, bans and CROs
    • Practical tips in dealing with litigants in person

    Keeping up with witness statements [2023] 

    Presented by Helen Swaffield, Barrister and Head of Contract Law Chambers 

    This session is a look at witness statements and the issues around them.

    Topics include:

    • The basics – CPR 32
    • New rules on vulnerable witnesses and Protection orders
    • Check the Court Guides
    • Practical points in drafting successful witness statements - memory
    • PD57 AC changes – certification and sanctions
    • Best evidence principles: recollection, open/closed questions
    • Illegally obtained evidence, opinion evidence and hearsay
    • Conduct at trial
    • Recent cases

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    We have trialled the format at previous online conferences, and we are overwhelmed with the feedback we have received from making our face-to-face events possible online. Comments we have received so far include:

    "The whole experience was valuable, and communication has been really first class" - General Advisor

    "I wanted to say how much I valued receiving and sharing the Online webinar. I felt it was very helpful and very interesting for you to allow all legal practitioners to participate. Thank you for all the extra information and resources, I look forward to the next." - Solicitor in practice

    "The world of law is in constant flux and the speakers update on recent developments will be extremely helpful going forward (as they ever are!)" - Solicitor/Director

    "I have never attended a similar event but I definitely would again" - Partner

    "A good way to access training at a time to suit you, the online course is as effective as attending in person." - Associate Solicitor

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    Visit the online exhibition

    Our event sponsor line up includes leading suppliers to the profession who provide thought leadership, products and services to aid your day-to-day role.

    The LAW2023 Online: Civil Litigation online exhibition is free to attend for anyone, but as part of your online event package you can top up your CPD with a free 1-hour CPD webinar from our Webinar Catalogue worth £35 +VAT.

    The Online Exhibition will allow you to engage with suppliers by understanding how they can help you as a Civil Litigator.