15 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: This module introduces students to the process of civil litigation, within a commercial context. The module will provide an introduction to how the litigation process works in England and Wales, and will then build on this by taking students through a commercial litigation case study to illustrate how the civil litigation process applies to a particular set of facts. This module will also cover some of the alternative ways in which commercial disputes can be resolved, including alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and arbitration. Students will be able to develop the skills of commercial awareness, critical analysis, the ability to identify problems and resolve them, and the ability to appreciate and develop practice based material.

Staff Contact: Gareth Bramley
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Students will conduct a formal legal "interview" of a client and will be asked to draft a letter of advice to the client. The interview will act as a form of Viva to test the students knowledge & application of subject matter as assessment.

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