Advanced Motion Procedure

Date: Apr 26, 2024 - Apr 26, 2024

CPD hours: 1 Hours

Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Dwight Snyman

Advanced motion procedure refers to the sophisticated legal process utilised in civil litigation for addressing complex matters related to motions in court.


Advanced motion procedure refers to the sophisticated legal process utilised in civil litigation for addressing complex matters related to motions in court. It encompasses various strategies and techniques aimed at presenting compelling arguments and evidence to the court, often involving intricate legal principles and precedents.  

The webinar emphasises crucial insights, particularly focusing on strategies and actionable approaches for addressing contested motions. Key considerations involve comprehending procedural rules, employing effective argumentation methods, adeptly managing time limitations, and adeptly handling urgent applications.  

Join  Adv. Dwight Snyman on the 26 April 2024 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. as he equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively navigate and advocate in the context of opposed motions. 

Learning Objectives 

Attending this webinar will equip you with the following skills: 

  • Gain a deeper understanding of motion procedures, particularly in the context of opposed motions, including the rules, strategies, and best practices involved.  
  • Acquire practical strategies for effectively handling opposed motions, including techniques for argumentation, negotiation, and advocacy. 
  • Develop skills to navigate urgent applications within motion procedures, including understanding the protocols, deadlines, and procedures involved in urgent motions. 
  • Familiarise yourself with practice directives relevant to opposed motions, ensuring compliance and proficiency in navigating procedural requirements.  
  • Gain confidence in addressing complex scenarios that may arise within motion procedures, equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to handle challenges effectively. 


The webinar will cover the following topics:  

  • Overview of motion procedures in legal practice 
    • Importance of understanding motion procedures in litigation 
    • Opposed Motions 
  • Definition and characteristics of opposed motions 
    • Distinction between opposed and unopposed motions 
    • Procedural requirements for opposed motions 
    • Strategies for Handling Opposed Motions 
  • Identifying key issues and arguments 
    • Developing persuasive legal arguments 
    • Utilizing case law and precedent effectively 
    • Practical Steps in Opposed Motions 
  • Preparing motion materials 
    • Serving and filing motions 
    • Responding to opposing counsel's motions 
    • Urgent Applications 
  • Understanding urgent applications in the context of opposed motions 
    • Procedures for filing urgent motions 
    • Strategies for expedited hearings 
    • Practice Directives and Guidelines 
  • Overview of relevant practice directives and guidelines 
    • Compliance with court rules and procedures 
    • Interpretation and application of practice directives 
  • Complex Scenarios in Opposed Motions 
  • Handling multiparty motions 
    • Addressing jurisdictional issues 
    • Dealing with procedural irregularities 

About the Presenter 

Adv. Dwight Snyman 

Adv. Dwight Snyman is an admitted member of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates and is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Council as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. Adv. Snyman completed articles of clerkship, and attorney’s competency exams under the auspices of the Wits Law Clinic. He completed his Advocacy pupillage under the tutelage of the esteemed Adv. Louis Du Bruyn. 

Adv. Snyman has had opportunity and success in litigation, in the High and Magistrates’ Courts of the republic, the CCMA, Disciplinary Hearings and assorted other venues and forums, and has become possessed of practical litigation experience beyond what would normally be expected from a practitioner of his age and seniority. He is the holder of a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) from the University of Cape Town, and postgraduate Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of the Witwatersrand, for which he was accorded the honour of being on the Dean’s list for his academic performance. 

Who Should Attend? 

The following persons will benefit from attending this webinar: 

  • Candidate attorneys 
  • Law students  
  • Pupil advocates  
  • Paralegals 
  • Junior legal practitioners 


  • R 450.00 - Online admission - Individual.  
  • Group Price 1 - From R184 per person (up to 5 users)  
  • Group Price 2 - From R121 per person (up to 10 users)  
  • Group Price 3 - From R109 per person (over 11 users)  

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Additional Material 

By attending this webinar you will be provided with: 

  • A summarised slide presentation. 
  • Reference documents and/ or course material where available. 
  • You can ask questions during the webinar and you will also have access to the presenter after the webinar.

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