Litigation Drafting Skills

We have designed and delivered Litigation Drafting Skills courses for many leading law firms including Freshfields, White & Case and Mayer Brown. 

We can offer courses ranging from 3 hours to a detailed structured programme over 6 modules. 

In all cases, delegates will learn how to write clearly and persuasively when preparing both correspondence and court documents.

Topics covered may include:

  • Case analysis
  • Plain English and letters of claim
  • Drafting statements of case
  • Drafting witness statements
  • Briefs to counsel and skeleton arguments
  • Settlement agreements and Tomlin orders

The trainer will draw on writing techniques laid down by Bertrand Russell, George Orwell and Lord Denning. The emphasis will be on plain English and clear, well-constructed sentences.

The delegates will then be introduced to the procedural requirements of legal drafting, including the rules for drafting letters of claim, statements of case, witness statements and skeleton arguments.

The aim is to produce polished and effective written advocates who appreciate the link between writing and persuasion.

Legal authorities and procedural rules will be provided as necessary. There will be no need for the delegates to research the law.

If desired, written exercises may be set to allow the delegates to practise the new skills they have learned.