Electronic Disclosure

The law is running hard to keep up with technology. Over 90% of documents these days are electronically created. Lawyers who do this course learn about the new rules on electronic disclosure and at the same time tackle the challenging problems caused by clients, opponents and the courts.

This course draws on expertise from leading judges, practitioners and IT professionals. It de-mystifies electronic terminology and equips practitioners with handy skills in what is a complex area of litigation practice.


Costs Management 

The law changed on the 1stApril 2013 and the smart practitioners are staying ahead by training. We offer a 3 hour interactive course on Costs Management. The course, which was written with the help of senior members of the judiciary and experienced civil judges, has received universal praise.

One solicitor who attended the training said the subject had been made to sound interesting and relevant and that the trainer had used methods to get everyone participating but not in an uncomfortable way.

Those who go on this course will analyse a complex case and distil the facts and law to a list of issues to be tried. Then using their client’s instructions and a range of professional resources, they will prepare and refine a case budget.

The 2 major benefits of the course are learning how to prepare a budget for the client and how to draft a case management plan for the court.

One participant who attended the training said she had given the course an excellent rating because, “The message was put across very well... and the practical group work helped to highlight the need for planning. It made it easier to take the message away and use it in everyday life.”

On the course, the participants become familiar with how the new practice direction is working. They will also understand what newly trained and docketed judges will be looking for at case management conferences from now on.


The topics covered on this course include:

  • Project management
  • Delegation and teamwork
  • Effective use of resources
  • Case management
  • Keeping the client involved
  • Costing litigation steps
  • Working effectively with your opponent
  • The role of settlement
  • How costs draftsmen can help
  • Drafting budgets yourself
  • The Birmingham pilot
  • The Jackson principles
  • Docketing of judges
  • Understanding Precedent H
  • Proportionality
  • Recovering costs
  • What the court is looking for. 


Arbitration Advocacy

This course concentrates on the main areas of advocacy used in domestic and international arbitration. There is a lot of emphasis placed on learning cross-examination skills both of lay witnesses and experts. The course is proving to be very popular with high-prestige firms and arbitration practices in the U.K. and Europe.



This is an interactive course designed to cater for professional from lawyers to business people. It focuses on the skills deployed by successful negotiators and asks those attending to put those skills into practice in a series of increasingly complex negotiation problems. The course is fast-moving and entertaining and much in demand at the moment.

AuthorNicolas Gruszka