Civil Procedure Rules


27 April 2016, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Browne Jacobson, Nottingham (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Browne Jacobson’s offices in Birmingham)

Presented by Sharpe Pritchard and Browne Jacobson

Course overview

Suitable audience:

Legal advisers and planning, highways, housing, environmental, education, social services and property officers

Overview: This course will cover recent cases and lessons learned. It will also include a workshop

Topics to be covered include:

  • Recent decisions and interpretations (eg Top 10 cases)
  • Tactical considerations when responding to claimants solicitors
  • Disclosure
  • Enforcement
  • Injunctions
  • Other current hot topic
  • Interactive session on advocacy


Interactive elements

A discussion forum on lessons learned and a workshop

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch


A Ethics professionalism and judgement  

B Technical legal practice 

B2 Legal research

B4 Draft documents

B5 Advocacy

B6 Negotiation

C Working with other people

C1 Communicate clearly and effectively

D Managing themselves and their own work 

Comments: this should be a good combination of theory and practical points

Presenter profiles

Kate Longson of Ropewalk Chambers was called to the Bar in 2013 and successfully completed pupillage at Ropewalk Chambers in 2015. She practices in all areas of civil law, with a focus on personal injury, industrial disease and housing. She has a busy court practice, appearing in court most days, but is also often instructed to draft pleadings and provide written advice.

Nichola Evans, Browne Jacobson qualified as a Solicitor in 1993. She has extensive litigation experience and is known for her pro-active approach and for taking a robust view on cases at an early stage utilising ADR as an effective tool in the litigation process. Nichola sits on FOIL’s National Executive Committee. She also sits on the Law Society Council and the Law Society’s Civil Justice Committee. Nichola was also on the working party which dealt with the cost budgeting pilot in the Mercantile Court and the TCC. She is also a member of the Joint Tribunal.

Chloe Poskitt of Browne Jacobson LLP specialises in all aspects of commercial litigation and contentious insolvency including contractual claims, misrepresentation claims, supplier and consumer disputes, breach of restrictive covenants, injunctions and insolvency litigation.

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