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Drafting Skills Sessions: Drafting for settlement

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Drafting Skills Sessions: Drafting for settlement

Date & TimeTBC
Format Academy Series





CPD Units 3
  • Professional Skills
Venue LIV, Level 13, 140 William Street, Melbourne View Map

Settlements are fertile ground for claims against lawyers. This workshop covers a range of key issues you should be aware of concerning settlement. It will also provide clear tips and examples to use when negotiating and drafting settlement documents.

Using a blend of instruction and interactive learning techniques, our presenter will discuss offers of settlement and Calderbank letters, heads of agreement and conduct at mediation, consent orders and agreements versus deeds. You will also explore indemnities and releases.

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  • Main Topics
    • Offers of settlement & Calderbank letters
    • Heads of agreement and conduct at mediation
    • Structuring the settlement
    • Agreements v deeds
    • Consent orders
    • Indemnities and releases
  • Learning Outcomes

    By attending this session you will:

    • know how to identify and address key risks in the preparation of settlement documents
    • be able to draft settlement documents to achieve your client’s goals
    • know how to identify appropriate forms of settlement offers and agreements for your client’s situation
    • be able to recognise the hazards when agreeing on terms at mediation.


  • Drafting Skills Sessions overview

    Communication underpins your success as a lawyer. It frames your reputation and authenticity. Skilful drafting plays a significant role in informing, persuading and exchanging information in your day-to-day practice.

    Hone your skills to write comprehensive letters of advice, evidence and settlement documents and prepare high-quality legal documents. By registering for the Drafting Skills Academy Series stream, you’ll come out armed with a toolkit of essential drafting techniques and best practice tips to use daily.

    See an overview of the LIV Academy Series, including all workshop streams.