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LS55DD: DISPUTE RESOLUTION (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:02


Course Overview

The course will develop knowledge and understanding of a range of available approaches to dispute resolution and consider the strengths and weaknesses of the different forms of dispute resolution in practice; scoping the dispute and the client’s attitudes to its resolution; development of a planned style and strategy for negotiation; conduct of a negotiation; mediation; expert referral; arbitration; enforcement in dispute resolution. Key skills will also be covered such as interviewing, listening, advising, persuading, processing conflicting information, client care, drafting and transaction based research.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second 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

The course will adopt a transaction based approach to Dispute Resolution. The course will cover: information gathering for dispute definition; scoping the dispute and the client’s attitudes to its resolution; development of a planned style and strategy for negotiation; conduct of a negotiation; mediation; expert referral; arbitration; enforcement in dispute resolution. Key skills will also be covered such as interviewing, listening, advising, persuading, processing conflicting information, client care, drafting 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

None.

Contact Teaching Time

24 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

The assessment consists of 5 discrete elements, including participation and professionalism (pass/fail). Students must pass all 5 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 4 elements of assessment. Resit: students are able to resit elements 1-4 of the assessment.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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