We specialize in the delivery of bespoke skills-based training, run by our trainers who have multi-disciplinary experience at senior levels. Our skills-based training typically covers areas such as:
Words are the basic tools of a lawyer. Desired results can be achieved only by a proper application of words to the law. A good knowledge of the law is of no use without the ability to convey its application by meaningful, concise and precise expression in words. This course examines ethical and effective legal writing with emphasis on brief-writing. The course aims to hone the basic but necessary skills and provide useful and handy tips for effective and ethical brief-writing in trial and appellate courts. The carefully-selected topics, methodical training and practical exercises would ensure participants acquire the skills and develop the art of effective brief-writing.
The written word is one of a most important tool of a legal practitioner. Whether writing demand letters, an advice, or a cover letter, communication fails if the recipient cannot understand the document. Ambiguity in legal documents can lead to misinterpretations, unnecessary litigation, and damage to the interests of clients. Drafting language that is clear, concise and understandable to the recipient is a better accomplishment than copying the long-winded language that abounds in legal drafting today. This course is a versatile and practical legal writing workshop designed to equip participants with skills necessary to improve their written communication.
Advocacy is comprised of many disparate skills that form the core of a competent Barrister. Advocacy skills are best developed through practice; though, such practice must be preceded by thorough training, as well as an accurate understanding of essential advocacy techniques. This course will demonstrate advocacy as a skills-based criteria for litigation attorneys. It will train participants on techniques for effective advocacy in litigation and transactional representation; and equip them with skills necessary to improve their presentation, stand them out in court room and public hearings.
Transactional drafting is one of the most fundamental skills required of lawyers; though, it is the skill for which they have been most unprepared. Rather than teach Transactional Drafting as a distinct legal skill, law students are basically exposed to it in form of plain contracts, wills, and statutes; with the help of precedents. Lawyers who have not studied transactional drafting as a distinct legal skill cannot be fully prepared for the demands of transactional practice. This course offers a new, more expansive approach to learning negotiation and transactional drafting
One very important area of the practice of law not fully taught to lawyers when in law school is managing their law practice. Law Practice Management goes beyond a good leadership structure; but into the application of well-tested management models that ensure excellence and continuity. Law practice management refers to the organization of each component of practice, such that they function as one effective unit. This course aims to provide an overview of the types of law office settings and management styles.
Lawyers operate in an information-intensive environment. The ability to conduct legal research is one of the many essential skills that lawyers need, regardless of the area or type of practice. An effective research skill is not only needed to do a professional job or provide competent representation for clients, but also, to prevent frivolous litigations. This course aims to equip lawyers with adequate legal research skills that will enable them to provide sound legal advice and competent representation to their clients or employers. The carefully-selected topics and methodical training will ensure that participants acquire the skills necessary to conduct effective legal research.
Etiquette and professional attitude is at the center of building professional relationships with colleagues, clients and even judicial authorities. It stands at the core of the professional composition of an individual or organization. A person’s professional attitude hugely influences his career or organization’s success or failure; and is a significant tool for maximizing business potential. This course will train participants on the importance of good business etiquette and professional attitude; and why the skills are important for effective work relationship.
We also provide industry-specific training on:
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Our training programmes are delivered either on an open or in-house basis. Our open training is delivered through regular seminars on topical legal issues; while our in-house training is tailored to suit individual-client specification. We also tailor our courses to meet the requirements of your organization.