|Essential for all practitioners engaged in dispute resolution|
About this course
An intensive 2 sessions course on how to draft effective Heads of Argument.
The programme will include:
Rules and directives pertaining to heads of argument (including requirements in the SCA and CC) | Requirements in the opposed motion court and trials | The benefits of writing heads | What is meant by argument and how to draft it | Effective research methods | Drafting heads for appeals | The method and desired lay-out | Carrying out fact analyses and application of law | How to apply and demonstrate a process of reasoning | How to proceed from rough draft to final document – the technique is explained | Knowing how to draft Heads that are short and persuasive.
Ismail Hussain SC is a former Judge of the High Court and Competition Appeal Court. He has been a highly popular LEAD trainer for many years. Mr Hussain SC is an expert in commercial drafting, opinion writing, and litigation and case management. He is also a published author. He is a Professor of law Nelson Mandela University.
Benefits of attending
You will learn drafting techniques to enable you to write heads that are persuasive | Understand what is required in our courts | Learn how to draft heads of argument that are short, sharp and to the point | Know what Judges expect and comply with practice directives | Learn how to carry out research effectively and efficiently | Learn how to reference the law | Learn how to apply the law to the facts of your case.
What previous attendees said:
• It covered some difficult questions and gave me new information and insight.
• Presented in an understandable manner with practical and useful hints.
• It’s been an enormously informative course.
• Well-presented with valuable information.
• Brilliant course. Excellent to listen to your unique perspective and your vast experience. Thank you again.
• This was a first class course!!!
28 & 29 March 2023 : 13:00 – 16:00
Closing date for registrations: 27 March 2023
Note: Kindly note that this course might run over the scheduled time. Please do not arrange any other appointments for at least 30 minutes after the scheduled closing time.
All sessions are mandatory to qualify for a certificate.