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LS55DE: FAMILY LAW (2021-2022)

Last modified: 20 Oct 2021 14:35


Course Overview

The course will cover: taking part in role play scenarios relating to disputes involving divorce, cohabitation and parental rights; taking instructions in a family law dispute; writing positional letters; drafting appropriate court documentation; negotiations which involve the parties and solicitors; interim interdict hearing; and child welfare hearing. Key skills will also be covered such as communication with clients, client care, drafting, negotiation, and transaction based research.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second 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

The course will adopt a transaction based approach to Family Law. The course will cover: taking part in role play scenarios relating to disputes involving divorce, cohabitation and parental rights; taking instructions in a family law dispute; writing positional letters; drafting appropriate court documentation; negotiations which involve the parties and solicitors; interim interdict hearing; and child welfare hearing. Key skills will also be covered such as communication with clients, client care, drafting, negotiation, 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 25 - 36

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Summative Assessments

Initial Writ

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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Participation and Professionalism

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Pass/Fail

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Positional Letter

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Group Presentations

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Client Interview

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Formative Assessment

Client Interview

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Draft a Positional Letter

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Draft an Initial Writ and form F9

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Draft Defences and form F9

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Draft Minute of Agreement

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Letter to Client and Schedules

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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.

Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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