Civil Litigation Series | Drafting Pleadings (On Demand)

This webinar was pre-recorded and streamed 8th February 2024.

It has become fashionable in some quarters to regard the pleadings as being of little importance. This view is often voiced in the suggestion that the exchange of briefs of evidence before trial will cure any lack of particularity in the pleadings. 

Such a view is misguided.

Pleadings that are properly drawn and particularised are an essential road map for the Court and the parties.

They are documents against which the briefs of evidence are or should be prepared.

They are the documents that establish the parameters of the case, not the briefs of evidence.

Who Should Watch?

Litigators up to intermediate level and those more senior seeking a refresher. General practitioners who do some litigation work will also benefit from attending.


Martin Smith
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Martin Smith is a partner at specialist Auckland litigation and dispute resolution firm, Gilbert Walker. He advises and acts on a broad range of civil disputes, in particular commercial, property, insurance and professional liability matters.

Garry Williams
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Garry is a barrister in Richmond Chambers, Auckland, specialising in commercial litigation, contentious intellectual property matters and media law.



CPD Hours: 2.00hr

Pricing Details

Ticket Price

Member: $200 GST

Non-Member: $280 GST