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LS501W: LEGAL PRINCIPLES (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

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). This course can (along with other courses) contribute to Fellowship exemption with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
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What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • 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

This course covers the basic principles of law which are applicable in negotiation, mediation and arbitral practice. The course is divided into four general areas covering: Legal System and Sources, Contract Law, Reparation Law (Tort/Delict) and 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

Expert Evidence

Privilege and Confidentiality


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Feedback

Feedback will be provided on all online activities and coursework submissions, as a matter of routine. Students will have the opportunity for feedback on examination performance. Students will be encouraged to use feedback in future assessments. Areas for improvement will be identified.

Learning Outcomes
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Online interaction

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Feedback

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Learning Outcomes
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Exam

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Formative Assessment

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