Preparing for and Presenting in Arbitration

What does this course achieve?

Develop all the skills necessary to prepare for and present in arbitration. This course will equip you to prepare yourself and your client for arbitration. In particular you will be able to develop an effective strategy for the presentation of the case consistent with applicable law, for example the law of unfair dismissal and the law of evidence. The course can be conducted over one or two days, to meet clients' needs.

Course outline

  1. Challenges in arbitration
  2. Law of unfair dismissal (if appropriate)
  3. Termination descriptions
  4. Substantive considerations
  5. Procedural considerations
  6. LRA codes of good practice
  7. Remedies for unfair dismissal
  8. Procedure in CCMA arbitration
  9. CCMA rules
  10. Con-arb
  11. Pre-dismissal arbitration
  12. Contents of an arbitration agreement
  13. Automatic and ad hoc agreements
  14. Issue and powers
  15. Typical arbitration agreements
  16. Steps in the usual procedure
  17. Opening statements
  18. Narrowing the issues
  19. Examining, cross-examining and re-examining witnesses
  20. Closing statements
  21. Dealing with objections
  22. Preparation for arbitration
  23. Main stages in preparing for an arbitration
  24. Statement taking
  25. Strategising
  26. Final preparation
  27. Law of evidence
  28. Evidence challenges
  29. Basic rules of evidence
  30. Approaches to documents

This course is accredited by the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP) and is aligned to unit standard unit standard 119941 Manage and Conduct an Arbitration Process (12 credits, NQF level 5).

What participants say

"I can strongly say that the course has made me more confident when going into arbitration.The course is amazing and so is the trainer! "
- Participant, Berco Express, February 2013

"Very informative, well presented, good pace, excellent subject matter knowledge. "
- Participant , Berco Express, February 2013

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