“Persuasion” Applications and Evidence for Defendents and Insurers

18 Apr 2018, 12:00 am

Hardwicke’s Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence team would like to invite you to an afternoon seminar on Wednesday, 18 April 2018.

This is a course aimed quite specifically at Defendent litigators. It is designed to ensure that the applications made, and the evidence in support, are both persuasive and cost-effective. The course is aimed at the preparation for (rather than the conduct of) the application. 

The nominal cost charged for this course is by way of charitable donation, and will go towards supporting children’s literacy charities.

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a litigator in search of a good fortune, must know how to make applications to the Court”.


Knowing and using the rules on applications and evidence to ensure they are accurate and cost-effective. 


Knowing when and when not to make an application.


How best to ensure that your application persuades a judge.

Subjects covered include:

  • Effective applications – how do you persuade a judge?
  • Ineffective applications – how do you annoy a judge?
  • The rules relating to applications and evidence.
  • Dealing with litigants in person.

After looking at the general principles of making effective applications we then look at the essential elements of applications specifically from the defendant’s viewpoint.

  • Service and the claim form – when and how to dispute service.
  • Setting judgment aside
  • When a defendant has to make an application for relief from sanctions.
  • Summary judgment and strike out.
  • Applying to withdraw an admission.
  • How to maximise costs on an application.
  • Specific disclosure.
  • Fixed costs on interim applications.

Who should attend?

This is aimed at those who represent defendants or insurers. In addition, local authorities, health authorities and in-house lawyers called on to defend actions will find this course extremely helpful.

Who will benefit?

The proceeds of £25 per delegate will go to Beanstalk – a charity that provides assistance to children who fall behind with their reading. Please click here to donate £25 to this worthwhile charity.