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 Recorded Webinar: Affidavit Drafting Masterclass for Commercial Lawyers


10th September 2018

Duration:  approx. 1.5 hours 

How can you tell your witness’s story in a way that helps them?  How do you decide what’s in and what’s out? This practical session ensures you draft your affidavits for clarity, simplicity and, most importantly, admissibility. It covers:

  • Planning an affidavit – what is its purpose?
  • Understanding the rules of evidence when drafting the affidavit:
    • what can and can’t you say?
    • properly identifying how the witness knows something
  • Tips and pitfalls when drafting:
    • establishing the witness’s credibility from the outset
    • setting the scene – but keeping it simple
    • capturing the voice of the witness in the drafting
  • Drafting differences between affidavits for final versus interlocutory hearings
  • Proper use of annexures and exhibits
  • When to use an index or table of contents
  • Drafting techniques that irritate judges
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Marcus Hassall, Barrister, Canberra

Marcus Hassall is a barrister with more than 20 years’ advocacy experience whose career has involved appearing in a wide range of courts and tribunals Australia-wide.

Since being called to the Bar in 2011 Marcus has developed a diverse, multi-jurisdictional practice.  His areas of practice include: commercial disputes; administrative law; specialist in proceeds of crime litigation; criminal law (defence and prosecution); administrative law; family law; professional negligence; insolvency; inquests and numerous other areas.

Marcus is currently a member of the Criminal Law and Continuing Professional Development Subcommittees of the ACT Bar Council.  He is also a Commissioner with the ACT Legal Aid Commission.

Marcus has been a mentor with the Commercial Law component of the Australian National University’s Legal Workshop program since 2012. In this context he particularly focuses on corporations legislation and practice.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in business law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email: lisa@tved.net.au

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 Price:  $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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