Disputes Module 1 - Starting and Responding to an Action

Date & Time: 23-24 July 2024 (Day 1: 9.30am – 5.00pm & Day 2: 9.30am - 5.00pm)
Venue: SAL, Stamford 1 & 2, The Adelphi #08-08, 1 Coleman Street S(179803)

This module is designed to equip participants with an understanding of the steps involved in commencing an action. The course will cover the following topics: 

  • Developing a preliminary case theory 
  • Letters before the commencement of litigation 
  • Offers of amicable resolution
  • Originating claims vs. originating applications
  • Pleadings
  • Service of process in Singapore and outside Singapore
  • Challenging jurisdiction

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in the following hands-on activities, with feedback given by trainers:  

  • Case theory and strategy
  • Pleadings
  • Mock jurisdiction challenge
Registration is Open! More details to follow.
SGD 1,744.00

SGD 1,744.00

CPD Points : 11




Disputes Module 1: Starting and Responding to an Action

2 days - 9.30am – 5pm


Day 1: Procedure and Pleadings



Session Topic

Session Outline


9.30am - 9.45am

Opening address

Welcome and introduction

Overview of procedure and pleadings


9.45am - 10.00am

Case theory and strategy

Preliminary case theory and the strategy and steps to resolving the case

10.00am - 10.55am

Class Activity and presentation of initial case material

10.55am - 11.10am

Tea Break

11.10am - 12.00pm

Initial steps


12.00pm - 1.00pm

Ethical issues

Ethical issues that arise in the context starting proceedings


1.00pm – 2.00pm






2.00pm – 2.45pm

Principles of Pleadings

Purpose, distinctions, structure, types of pleadings

2.45pm – 3.00pm

Pleadings – identifying reasonable claims for further and better particulars

3.00pm – 4.00pm

Class Activity and presentation

4.00pm – 4.15pm

Tea Break


4.15pm – 5.00pm

Service and Jurisdiction

Principles of service


Day 2: Application Advocacy



Session Topic

Session Outline


9.30am – 10.30am

Successful application advocacy

What makes for a successful application advocacy?


10.30am – 10.45am

 Tea Break


10.45am – 10.55am

Preparing oral submissions

Preparing of oral submissions for application

10.55am – 12.45pm

Class Activity – issues raised by application and the approach


12.45pm – 1.45pm



1.45pm – 4.00pm

Mock jurisdiction challenge exercise with Oral Assessment

Class Activity – Preparing to conduct a full appeal

Oral Assessment


4.00pm – 4.15pm

Tea Break

4.15pm – 4.30pm


Written Assessment

4.15pm – 5.00pm


Closing reflections

For enquiries related to this event, please email les@sal.org.sg.

SILE Accredited CPD Activity

Number of Public CPD Points: 11

Practice Area: Civil Procedure

Training Level: General

SILE Attendance Policy

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, participants are reminded to sign in on arrival and sign out at the conclusion of each day of the event in the manner required by the organiser. Participants must not be absent from each day of the event for more than 15 minutes. Participants who attend Day 1 and comply strictly with the Attendance Policy on that day may obtain 6 Public CPD Points. Participants who attend Day 2 and comply strictly with the Attendance Policy on that day may obtain 5 Public CPD Points. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy on any particular day of the event will not be able to obtain CPD Points for that day. Please refer to https://www.silecpdcentre.sg/ for more information.


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