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 Recorded Webinar: Drafting Concise Pleadings under the New National Court Framework (Professional Skills)

Date: 6th February 2018
Duration: 1 hour
With the roll-out of the new National Court Framework, the Federal Court is hoping to ensure the quick, efficient and cost-effective resolution of commercial disputes. It’s vital that practitioners understand how to effectively draft the new form of pleadings and other court documents. This session unpacks the essentials:
  • Drafting the new Concise Statement:
    • understanding its purpose - draft to tell the story
    • presenting a narrative that is persuasive
    • drafting strategies to navigate the tension between remaining within the constraints of the Concise Statement and ensuring you present all the information you need
    • avoiding requests for further and better particular through effective drafting
  • How does the new Concise Statement differ to orthodox pleadings?
  • Further and better particulars – drafting with purpose and effect
  • Drafting agreed statement of facts and notices to admit – strategies to help streamline the issues in dispute
Recorded Webinars,Litigation Law,Recorded Webinar:  Drafting Concise Pleadings under the New National Court Framework (Professional Skills)

John K Arthur, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

John’s principal area of practice is general commercial litigation, including contract, sale of land, property, sale of business disputes, professional negligence, corporations, equity, estates and insolvency,. He is particularly interested in alternative dispute resolution including, arbitration, adjudication and mediation.

His work ranges across causes and applications in the Supreme, Federal, County and Magistrates Courts and at VCAT; mediations (both as counsel and as mediator); drawing pleadings, affidavits and other documents; advising in civil litigation, and general advice work. John is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and ACICA and a councillor of the Australian Branch of CIArb and empannelled with KLRCA as Arbitrator, Adjudicator & Mediator.

He has delivered seminars and presentations on topics in contract law, equity, property law and sale of land, wills and estates, professional conduct, mediation and international commercial arbitration in Victoria, interstate and overseas.

John is a co-author of Williams Civil Procedure Victoria and Australian Uniform Evidence; and an author of Bankruptcy Law and Practice and several titles in Court Forms Precedents and Pleadings Victoria (Lexis Nexis).


This webinar is suitable for litigation lawyers - Australia wide and it has been designed to deliver the Professional Skills compulsory subject CPD unit for the CPD year ending 31st March 2018.

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 Price:  $176.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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