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LS50DC: LITIGATION (2021-2022)

Last modified: 20 Oct 2021 13:00


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Miss Jean Wilke

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

  • Either Diploma in Professional Legal Practice or Dip In Professional Legal Practice

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.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 9 - 11
  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 12 - 20

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Summative Assessments

Participation and Professionalism

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Pass/Fail

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Civil Litigation - Letter to Client

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Criminal Litigation - Mock Trials

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Criminal Litigation - Reports

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Criminal Litigation - Letter to Procurator Fiscal

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Civil Litigation - Defences

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Civil Litigation - Advocacy Skills Assessed in Proof

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Civil Litigation - Multiple Choice Assessment on Civil Procedure

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Criminal Litigation - Pleas in Mitigation

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Formative Assessment

Draft an Initial Writ

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MCT

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Civil Litigation - Proof - Offline Submission

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Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed elements

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Where a student has failed an element of assessment (other than participation and professionalism) he or she will be entitled to an automatic resit of that element of assessment.

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Course Learning Outcomes

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