“Brevity in writing in the best insurance for its perusal.”
Rudolf Virchow, the “Pope of Medicine”
Written submissions are, without a doubt, the single most difficult drafting skill to master.
It takes finesse, clarity and a healthy dollop of self-flagellation to ensure that one’s submission is acceptable, let alone read.
This seminar seeks to set-out several key points that must be addressed when one undertakes a spot of written advocacy. It seeks to cover the following topics:
- The preliminary stages of a draft;
- Collating the pleaded case, evidence and notes of proceeding;
- Considering the Rules and applicable law;
- Beginning your draft;
- Dealing with a submission in reply;
- Common pitfalls and errors; and
- Question-and-answer session.
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 the University of 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 two weeks later” ought to be outlawed.
Gavin appears at the High Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court.
Terms and Conditions
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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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