Image of High Court at Auckland

Case Analysis (CPD: 1.5 hours)

5:00pm Tuesday, 30 May 2017
6:30pm Tuesday, 30 May 2017
CPD Training
At your desk or device
NZ/Australia wide, Auckland 1010
New Zealand

This webinar considers the process of case analysis, constructing a theory of the case, and then using that theory to prepare and present the case. The development of a case concept will be demonstrated by reference to a relatively simple scenario.  Although the scenario chosen for this is a criminal one, the webinar is aimed at both criminal and civil practitioners.

The webinar will consider:

  • The steps of preparation and analysis
  • Analysis to develop a case theory – the features of a good case theory, a positive construct, the onus of proof
  • The steps in developing the case theory using two key tools; www.pie/e and the macro v micro analysis 
  • A demonatration by reference to a relatively simple scenario
  • Use of the case theory, including performance preparation – opening, examination in chief, cross, closing.

The webinar will be presented by Ian Robertson SC (South Australia, President, Advocacy Training Council) and James Rapley (Bridgeside Chambers, NZBA Mastering Advocacy). It will be chaired by Christopher Gudsell QC (Course Co-Director, NZBA Mastering Advocacy Programme).

Chris GudsellChris Gudsell practised in both the government and private sectors before joining the Independent Bar in 1995. He was appointed Silk in 2007. Chris’s areas of expertise include civil, criminal and commercial litigation. He is the Chair of the NZBA Training Committee and a Co-director of the NZBA's Mastering Advocacy Programme. Chris has also served as a member of the coaching faculty for the Australian Bar Association Advanced Trial Advocacy Course, as well coaching for the IATC in Malaysia and in England at the well-known Advocacy course at Keble College.
Ian Robertson SCIan Robertson joined the Independent Bar in Adelaide in 1995 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2008. He has a general commercial litigation practice with an active interest in intellectual property (including confidential information matters). Ian is currently the President of the South Australian Bar Association. He is the Chair of the Australian Bar Association's Advocacy Training Council and has taught for 10 years on its trial advocacy courses, in Australia and by invitation overseas. Ian is also a director of the Australian Advocacy Institute and regularly teaches with it throughout Australia.
James RapleyJames commenced practice as a Barrister in 2004 after working as a senior prosecutor for the Serious Fraud Office and Crown Solicitor’s Office for nearly ten years. He specialises in criminal defence litigation and has appeared as counsel in the District and High Courts on numerous high profile trials involving serious fraud, drug, murder, sexual crimes and other crimes of violence. He is also highly experienced in regulatory prosecutions. To date James has conducted over 130 criminal jury trials. He has appeared in over 20 Court of Appeal hearings as appellate counsel and has been appointed by the District and High Courts as amicus curiae. James is a do-author of Thomson Reuters' text  Advocacy (2013) and is the director of the criminal stream of the NZBA’s Mastering Advocacy Programme.


Sold Out

Contact Information

Lisa Mills

Please click here to contact Lisa Mills for all details relating to registration and/or payment.

If you have questions about the content of the webinar, please email Jacqui Thompson, Training Director.

Related Events

Additional Information

Discounts: Discounts are available for NZBA members. Login with your email address to access these discounts.

Group Bookings: please contact Lisa Mills.

On Demand/Recording: A CPD compliant recording will be available for registrants who cannot attend the live broadcast.

Cancellation-Refund Policy:If a participant is unable to attend the seminar, a substitute participant is welcome to attend at no additional cost. If you cannot find a substitute or attend the live webinar yourself,  a recording together with CPD material can be made available to you shortly afterwards. A refund less a service fee of $25.00 will apply to all cancellations (received in writing) before midday Friday 26 May 2017. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after that time. The NZBA reserves the right to cancel or reschedule seminars if necessary.


Sponsors & Service Providers