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LS50DC: LITIGATION (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:02


Course Overview

The course will cover: the Criminal Legal Aid scheme, the rules of criminal procedure and appeal routes, the conduct of pleas in mitigation, intermediate diets and trials, the funding of civil procedure, the concepts of specification and relevancy in civil procedure, Court of Session procedure and processes, actions competent in the sheriff court and appeal routes, client interviews, drafting pleadings, the conduct of an options hearing and a proof, settlement issues and related matters including client care aspects of litigation. Key litigation skills will also be covered such as communication with clients, drafting, advocacy, and transaction based research.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Susan Stokeld

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

A transaction based approach to Litigation. The course will cover: the Criminal Legal Aid scheme, the rules of criminal procedure and appeal routes, the conduct of pleas in mitigation, intermediate diets and trials, the funding of civil procedure, the concepts of specification and relevancy in civil procedure, Court of Session procedure and processes, actions competent in the sheriff court and appeal routes, client interviews, drafting pleadings, the conduct of an options hearing and a proof, settlement issues and related matters including tax, ethical, practice management and client care aspects of litigation. Key litigation skills will also be covered such as communication with clients, drafting, advocacy, and transaction based research.

Further Information & Notes

The course is only open to students taking the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice programme.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice

Contact Teaching Time

57 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

The assessment consists of 9 discrete elements including participation and professionalism (pass/fail). Students must pass all 9 elements of assessment to pass the course and the final mark awarded for the course will be based on the marks obtained in the first 8 elements of assessment. Resit: students are able to resit elements 1-8 of the assessment.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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