Particulars of Claim Simplified for Candidate Attorneys

Date: May 9, 2024 - May 9, 2024

CPD hours: 2 Hours

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Lisa Thomas

Particulars of claim serve as the cornerstone of a legal case, providing a concise yet comprehensive outline of the plaintiff's grievances and the relief sought.


Particulars of claim serve as the cornerstone of a legal case, providing a concise yet comprehensive outline of the plaintiff's grievances and the relief sought.  

This document should be clear and concise, stating the facts on which the plaintiff relies for his claim, and particulars that will enable the defendant to reply thereto. Furthermore, gives the conclusions of law which the plaintiff is entitled to deduce from the facts stated therein and concludes with a prayer for the appropriate relief. 

Understanding the intricacies of drafting this document is crucial for candidate attorneys to effectively represent clients in litigation proceedings. Join Adv. Lisa Thomas on the 09 May 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a walk-through the fine points of the particulars of claim.   

Learning objectives 

Attending this webinar will equip you with the following skills: 

  • Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of drafting particulars of claim, including its purpose in being attached to a summons.  

  • Understand the purpose of the particulars of claim. 

  • Learn the different types of particulars of claim, including the standard averments. 

  • Understand how to draft each type of particulars of claim according to the rules of the court. 

  • Understand the role of annexures/ attachments in particulars of claim. 


The webinar will cover the following topics:  

  • Annexures 

  • Averments 

  • Damages 

  • Citation 

  • Uniform Rules of Court 

  • Magistrates' Court Rules 

About the presenter 

Lisa Thoma 

Adv Lisa Thomas is a former criminal defence advocate and in-house counsel in Durban, Lisa has seen the law practice from both sides. She graduated with her LLB, completed her pupillage, and was admitted as an advocate in 2008. Her current area of interest is in alternative dispute resolution, specifically mediation. She is a maverick for humanity and ethics within the legal profession in South Africa with a focus on candidate attorneys 

Who should attend? 

The following persons will benefit from attending this webinar: 

  • Candidate attorneys 

  • Law students  

  • Pupil advocates  

  • Paralegals 

  • Junior legal practitioners 


  • R 100.00 - Online admission - Individual.  


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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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