The crucible of trial is difficult to surmount. Many matters settle at the pre-trial stage (or at the door of trial) and unfamiliarity with the process may lead one to believe that bad luck dogs one’s step.
This seminar aims to explore the trial process and discuss its practical aspects. From the marking of documents to the tendering of witness statements, the speaker will discuss the manifold aspects of trial and how one should conduct oneself during the process.
The topics that will be covered include:
- Compliance with pre-trial case management directions;
- Assessing who is to be called;
- Assessing what documents ought to be adduced;
- The calling of witnesses;
- The process of adducing evidence at trial;
- How practitioners ought to conduct themselves during trial; and
- Question and answer (“Q&A “) session
This seminar is targeted at pupils and solicitors with one to three years of experience (or those intending to revive their trial skills).
Gavin Jayapal is a graduate of the University of Leeds and a Barrister-at-Law of the Middle Temple. He also holds a Master of Laws from Universiti Malaya.
Gavin’s primary area of practice is civil and commercial litigation. He runs a boutique practice in Petaling Jaya. He firmly believes that the words “written submissions only, decision 2 weeks later” ought to be outlawed.
Gavin appears at the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court.
Terms and Conditions
Places are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
For events with registration fees, all payments must be made in advance, including bank charges. Registration will be confirmed once proof of payment is provided by email or fax, and full payment is received.
For events that are not organised by Bar Council, please note that you are subject to the relevant terms and conditions specified by the external providers.
Cancellations must be made in writing.
If you have failed to inform the organiser on your cancellation for three consecutive times, you may be blacklisted for future events.
Refunds will be processed after the event is completed. This may take up to 30 business days. The conditions for refunds are as follows:
- Full refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled or postponed by the organiser due to some circumstances.
- No refunds for this course. However substitution is allowed.
The organiser reserves the right to modify, cancel or postpone the event, should circumstances arise that make such action necessary, whereupon all registration fees paid will be refunded.
You are allowed to transfer your place to another participant, but you must notify the organiser with the necessary details.
CPD points will not be awarded to lawyers and pupils in chambers from Peninsular Malaysia who arrive more than 15 minutes late, are not present throughout the event, or leave before its scheduled end.
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- Materials will be emailed only. No printed notes will be provided.
- No recording of the event is permitted via any means at any time.
- No part of the event content may be used/reproduced in any form without the written and explicit consent of the Bar Council and speaker(s).