What will the seminar cover?
The Strategy of Pleadings was the second of four education events in 2023 co-hosted by Queensland Young Lawyers and Level Twenty Seven Chambers. Oliver Cook (Level Twenty Seven Chambers) and Jayleigh Sargent (16 Quay Central) facilitated this session.
– The purpose of pleadings
– Advocacy through pleadings
– Strategic approaches to pleadings
Who should attend?
The session was targeted at those up to PQE 5 years but more experienced lawyers will find it a helpful a refresher.
Oliver Cook (Barrister, Level Twenty Seven Chambers)
Oliver joined Level Twenty Seven Chambers from Herbert Smith Freehills, having worked in the firm’s Brisbane and Tokyo offices. He advises and appears for parties in a multitude of sectors, including franchising, insurance, consumer protection, construction, government and insolvency. Having worked on large-scale national and cross-border commercial disputes, including class actions and arbitrations, Oliver is familiar with heavy and complex cases involving the coordination of large teams of lawyers and experts in various jurisdictions, often requiring the adoption of eDiscovery, litigation databases and remote legal hearing technology. He is a contributing author to the LexisNexis publication Court Forms, Precedents and Pleadings Queensland and on the steering committee of ACICA45 which organises activities for early career professionals interested in arbitration.
Jayleigh Sargent (Barrister, 16 Quay Central)
Following over six years working in disputes and insolvency at a boutique litigation firm and then a national firm, Jayleigh was called to the Bar in 2022. Her practice as a barrister centres on commercial, corporate and insolvency litigation, with particular experience in property and contractual disputes.
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The presentation is free to view. For further information, please contact Tamara McCombe on +61 7 3008 3927.
The speakers’ PowerPoint is published below.
An edited transcript of the presentation is available below.