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 Recorded Webinar: Back to Basics: Drafting Affidavits for Fact not Fiction

Recorded: 8th September 2021
Duration: 1 Hour

The most important aspect of an affidavit is its ability to present relevant evidence in a way that will be received by the decision maker. This session will discuss the key elements of an effective, factual and logically presented affidavit and drafting advice to aid preparation, including:

  • Planning the affidavit before you start
  • Understand what type of affidavit you are drafting
  • What are you trying to prove with the witness
  • Style, sequence and referencing documents
  • When to take an affidavit and the capacity of your witness
  • Obeying the rules of the jurisdiction
  • Know your cause of action
  • How to interview your witness and avoid inconsistencies with the documentary case
  • Direct speech and language usage
  • Determining relevance and admissible content
  • What do judges want to read? Pronouncements from the court
  • The cardinal sins and how to avoid them.
Recorded Webinars,Litigation Law,Recorded Webinar: Back to Basics: Drafting Affidavits for Fact not Fiction

David Jury, Partner, HWL Ebsworth, Sydney

David is a litigation lawyer who has practised in building and construction industry for 25 years in a number of Courts and Tribunals.  David has particular experience in Security of Payment legislation arbitration and other dispute resolution processes.  

David’s clients include, Contractors, Developers and specialist subcontractors. David provides advice on tendering, project delivery, contract administration and dispute resolution.


This webinar is suitable for junior lawyers practising in business law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with basic knowledge in this area.


Lawyers can claim 1 CPD unit/point – substantive law.  

WA lawyers – From April 1st 2021, due to your new CPD requirements we are unable to verify your completion of recorded webinars to the Legal Practice Board of WA.

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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Product Code: ZBHSEP21
 Price:  $269.50 (Inclusive of GST)
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