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Case Planning and Preparation


This course concentrates on the pre-action stages of a case and the activities that need to be carried out before proceedings are commenced, namely weighing up the merits of the case, considering whether the dispute can be resolved without recourse to litigation and taking the correct steps leading up to the issue of a claim.

Key learning points 

  • Analysing the context of the case and building a clear picture of what you are preparing for
  • Identifying the factual and legal issues
  • Weighing up the strengths and weaknesses of your case
  • Presenting your arguments in the most effective way   


  • Gaining increased understanding of your case
  • Anticipating factual and legal pitfalls/issues before they arise
  • Achieving greater clarity about your client's case and how best to proceed

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London EC1V 0HB

United Kingdom

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City, University of London is an independent member institution of the University of London. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University of London consists of 18 independent member institutions with outstanding global reputations and several prestigious central academic bodies and activities.