LEVEL ONE

Saturday 16th September 2017

The following subjects will be covered on this course.  Suitable for anybody wanting to represent themselves in court and as part of the Mckenzie Friend training

 

Sources of help, costs and how to obtain assistance
Understand the differences between Mediation, Solicitors, Barristers, Mckenzie Friends, yourself, support groups and charities, be aware of typical costs and when you could use each to your advantage.

Overview of court process and people and services involved
Who are the Legal Advisers, Magistrates, District Judges, Circuit Judges , County Courts, High Court, Court of Appeal, CAFCASS, Social Services, drugs alcohol and DNA testing, psychologists , what do they do, and why you need them.

Which court, which form, what cost, when to apply.
Pre action protocol, Court forms, court fees and making your application correctly and at the right time to avoid wasting time, money and unnecessary delay to your case.

Children Applications
Types of application, enforcement and when appropriate, and the court procedure followed.

Financial Applications
Types of application, enforcement and when appropriate, and the court procedure followed.

Injunctions
Types of application, enforcement and when appropriate, and the court procedure followed.

Strategies
What you need short term, long term, what is achievable when and how to position yourself properly to get what you need when you need it.

Why the court follows the process it does
The court procedure and how to align yourself to argue against or accept whats decided.  Understand when to argue and when to keep quiet.

Preparing for your first hearing
How to ensure that you arrive prepared, organised and equipped properly so that you get the most out of the hearing.

Preparing for subsequent hearings
How to ensure that you deal with what the court requires from you, and how to arrive prepared, organised and equipped properly for the next hearing so that you make progress.

Preparing for a final hearing - Overview
Understanding the process and being aware of what a contested hearing entails.

Position Statements
Why they are so important, how to prepare one, what to include and what to leave out, and how to write a winning statement.

Scenarios 1 – 6
A range of scenarios for group discussion and learning what is important in each type of application

Court Orders
Who writes one and how to check them, and what to do if they are incorrect.

THE COST OF THIS COURSE IS £150 WHICH INCLUDES ALL TRAINING NOTES, A CERTIFICATE, LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTS.  FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACE AND PAY A £50 NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT.  THE BALANCE TO BE PAID ON THE DAY.


 

LEVEL TWO

Saturday 14th October 2017

The following subjects will be covered on this course. Suitable for anybody wanting to represent themselves in court and as part of the Mckenzie Friend training.

Court process and how different hearings work.
A step by step guide to each of the various court hearings and what they are intended to achieve.

Children Applications
A detailed look at the types of application, enforcement and when appropriate, and the court procedure followed.

Financial Applications
A detailed look at the types of application, enforcement and when appropriate, and the court procedure followed.

Injunctions
A detailed look at the types of application, enforcement and when appropriate, and the court procedure followed.

Evidence and how to use and present it
A detailed look at what types of evidence are considered by the courts and why they can have different levels of importance.  And how to use them appropriately to gain the most advantage.

Submissions
When the court will opt for a submission, how to write one, what to include and how to adapt them to serve your purpose best.

Examination
Why and when the court will need to hear evidence from both parties and an overview of how to set about preparing cross examination.

Negotiation
Most hearings provide an opportunity before the Judge calls your case to attempt to negotiate a settlement, or part settlement.  Why this is a very important part of the process, and how it should be approached.

Mock Hearing
An opportunity to put the elements together as a group approach to a mock hearing with both sides of a dispute being heard.

THE COST OF THIS COURSE IS £150 WHICH INCLUDES ALL TRAINING NOTES, A CERTIFICATE, LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTS.  FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACE AND PAY A £50 NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT.  THE BALANCE TO BE PAID ON THE DAY.


 

LEVEL THREE

Saturday 6th May 2017

The following subjects will be covered on this course. Suitable for anybody wanting to become a Mckenzie Friend, or advanced level as a litigant who may be facing any of the topics covered.

Mckenzie Friends
The President’s Guidance and why it is important to carry a copy

Clients
Client care, dealing with clients, ground rules and how to establish a working arrangement with them.

Caselaw
What it is and how to use it.  Where to find it and how to present it, and how to counter it.

Preparing to go to trial
PPPPPP and the steps you need to take to prepare for a each type of hearing, including a contested hearing.

Bundles
What they are, what they consist of and how to make them.

Closing Submissions
Why this is so important and how to use it to prepare your case theory and cross examination.

Cross Examination
The three elements of cross examination and how to prepare and deliver efficiently

Judgment
What they are and why they are an essential part of your education.

Appeals
Which level court to appeal to, Skeleton Arguments and Grounds for Appeal, applications and preparing to appeal.

Mock Trial
Putting together everything you have learned to prepare for a Contested Hearing using case law, cross examination and closing submissions.

THE COST OF THIS COURSE IS £150 WHICH INCLUDES ALL TRAINING NOTES, A CERTIFICATE, LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTS.  FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACE AND PAY A £50 NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT.  THE BALANCE TO BE PAID ON THE DAY.