Litigation Strategy (Webinar)

Develop your strategy to obtain better outcome

About this webinar

An intensive 2 sessions that will assist you to develop strategies to obtain better outcomes in litigation and other dispute resolution. The object of dispute resolution is to obtain the best possible outcome for your client. We show you how.

The programme will include:

Practice Directives: A short discussion on how to comply with practice directives

Rule 41A: Purpose of the Rule | How to achieve actual compliance | Notices, how to use and how to reply | The Mediation processes | Costs

Understanding the issues: Analysis of pleadings | Pleading a version | How to work out the issues between the parties

Sequencing: How to sequence facts and documents | How to prepare chronology documents | How to use Chronology Documents effectively

Developing a Case Concept: What is your client’s version of what actually happened? | How to develop the case concept

The Burden of Proof and Duty to Begin: The strategy on how to manage the onus and duty to begin

What to do at Case Conferences: How to conduct a case conference chaired by a Judge | How to conduct case conferences with your opponent | Achieving the purpose of a case conference | Reaching agreement on issues, discovery and expert testimony |Discussing and agreeing on the issues

Agreeing on the Triable Issue/s: What will a trial judge expect? | How to reduce to writing the agreed issues between the parties | How to present this at trial

Legal Research:  A brief discussion on how to find the appropriate law efficiently | What is the judge looking for? | How to present Law

Discovery (including eDiscovery) and Expert Witnesses: What do the directives require and how to comply | What is “narrow discovery” and how to comply | What is eDiscovery and how to present and prove electronic documentation | How to reach agreement over bundles.


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. Professor of law Nelson Mandela University.


All sessions are mandatory to qualify for a certificate.

Who should register?

Practising legal practitioners (attorneys and advocates) and candidate legal practitioners.


Registration fee categories (including VAT):

•    Practising legal practitioners and other staff from legal firms: R 1 260 per person.
•    Non-practising legal practitioners/others: R 1 950 per person.

How to register

Kindly note that you can only register online and that there will be a limit on the number of delegates attending. Participants should be registered individually to enable the system to generate a unique username and password for each person.

Payment should be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) only. Remember to upload the proof of payment (PDF) in step 2 (Online registration form)LSSA banking details: Account name: Law Society of South Africa | Bank: FNB Pretoria | Branch code: 251445 | Account no: 6200 9641 079 | Reference: HOA, Surname, name and cell number


Once you have successfully registered to participate, you will receive a system generated confirmation email that we have received your registration documentation.  A day or two before the webinar starts, you will receive an e-mail with the link to (Microsoft Teams) to the webinar as well as your webinar material. Read the instructions in the e-mail carefully and test your link (Microsoft Teams) to the webinar page at least 40 min before it starts .
For more information about this webinar contact Bettie Lubbe:

Email: | Please note we only communicate via e-mail should you need more information.

Please take note

  • The LSSA will not accept liability if the fees are not paid into the designated LSSA bank account.
  • The webinar is conducted in English only.
  • Should you need to cancel your registration, you must do so in writing, before the webinar material and link have been shared. Failure to comply with this will result in the full fee being charged
LEAD’s training offers

LEAD is one of the largest providers of legal and professional education in South Africa and has been accredited as a legal education provider by the Legal Practice Council for 2020. LEAD provides access to quality learning that is relevant, accessible and affordable. LEAD offers an extensive range of learning activities and training options.

Course Dates

Dates and times

19 October 2021 (Monday)  : 12:00 – 14:30
20 October 2021 (Tuesday) : 12:00 – 14:30

Two hours each of one and half hour presentations and 30 minutes of questions

Closing date for registrations: 15 October 2021