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This course covers the basic principles of law which are applicable in negotiation, mediation and arbitral practice. The course is divided into 15 topics covering: Legal System and Sources, Contract Law, Reparation Law (Tort/Delict), Aspects of Civil Evidence. These subjects are taught from a UK perspective, providing a grounding in common law jurisprudence in these areas. The following topics are examples of those included in this course:
The Legal System of the UK
Sources of Law
Formation of Contract
Interpretation of Contracts
Breach of Contract
Remedies for Breach of Contract
Duty of Care in Tort/Delict
Breach of Duty of Care
Causation and Remoteness of Damage
Burden and Standard of Proof in Civil Cases
Evidential Rules around Testimony
Privilege and Confidentiality
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
Those operating in the dispute resolution field need to understand some of the legal principles which underpin activity in this area. This course covers the main principles of contract law (which underpins the negotiation, arbitral and mediation contracts) tort/delict (which can be a basis for liability as an alternative to contract in arbitral proceedings) and some of the rules of civil evidence (which can apply in arbitration, with some implications around privilege and confidentiality for negotiation and mediation).
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Assessment will be as follows:
Online interaction - 20% of the overall grade
Coursework - 40% of the overall grade
Exam- 40% of the overall grade
There are no assessments for this course.