Login
Login

Your trusted CPD partner

DBP03

Drafting Better Pleadings

NZ $30.00
incl GST
Author(s): Colin Carruthers QC
Published: 22 July, 2003
Pages: 72



Introduction


Each of these features is important to pleadings. Time and effort are required.

Otherwise:
process put together hurriedly in the dark eleventh hour is prone to error
Pontin v Wood [1962] 1 QB 594, 614

Leading to this result:
Now this, as it stands, is plainly an insufficient pleading, for there is no way in which (the defendants) are able to ascertain with any precision what the case is that is being made against them.
. . . on any analysis it was . . . hopelessly embarrassing as it stood.

Wharf Properties Limited v Eric Cumine Associates (1991) 52 Build LR 1

These examples illustrate the practical importance of pleadings.

This will be a practical seminar. The objective is to draw attention to points concerning the drafting of pleadings, which, in my experience, have been and continue to be overlooked. The relevant rules of procedure will be considered but the seminar is not designed as one on the rules. It is probably best described as a collection of practical hints based on experience of pleadings, and the comments, complaints and criticisms which are frequently made about them.

You might also be interested in ...

Registrant Details

Use this window to add all the registrants you wish to register on behalf of. If you want to attend the course also, ensure you add yourself as one of the registrants. Make sure you press ‘save’ after adding each new registrant.

Proceed to Checkout

Liability of Public Authorities

Publication Date: 15-Jun-2009

Author(s): Chris Curran, Dean Knight, Dr Geoff McLay

NZ $65.00
incl GST

Multiple Registration

Update on District Court Rules and Procedures

Publication Date: 26-Feb-2001

Author(s): His Honour Judge Jeremy Doogue, David Laurenson

NZ $17.50
incl GST

Multiple Registration
 
CONTACT
INQUIRIES
freephone (within NZ)
0800 333 111

EMAIL 
cle@lawyerseducation.co.nz

PHONE
04 472 7837

FAX
04 463 2986
 
ADDRESS
NZLS CLE Ltd
Law Society Building
26 Waring Taylor Street
Wellington 6011

DX SP 20202
PO Box 5041
Wellington 6140
New Zealand