|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Problem-solving written answers||25%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Online examination In person online examination in computer room||75%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Problem-solving written answers||25%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Online Examination In person online examination in computer room||75%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Analyse merits of a claim or defence, using knowledge of the core principles of the law of contract and tort
2.Evaluate pre-action considerations and steps to meet a client's objectives
3. Apply the Civil Procedure Rules for bringing or responding to a claim in contract and/or tort
4. Evaluate how best to progress or defend the claim to meet a client’s objectives
5. Evaluate the evidence needed to progress or defend a claim
6. Prepare a case for a trial and take forward post trial steps
Students are expected to draw on and apply knowledge from the following areas of law and practice:
The core principles of contract law
The core principles of tort
The principles, procedures and processes involved in dispute resolution and the Rules of Civil Procedure
- Existence/formation of a contract
- Contents of a contract.
- Vitiating elements.
- Discharge of contract and remedies.
- Unjust enrichment.
- Nuisance and the rule in Rylands v Fletcher.
- Breach of statutory duty and product liability.
- Remedies and defences.
3. Dispute Resolution
- Analysis of merits of claim or defence.
- Arbitration, mediation and litigation as an appropriate mechanism to resolve a dispute.
- Pre-action considerations and steps.
- Commencing, responding to or progressing claim.
- Case management and any interim applications relevant to the claim.
- The evidence needed, and disclosure steps required in commencing, responding to, progressing or defending a claim.
- Preparation of a case for a trial, the trial and any post trial steps.
- Procedures and processes relevant to costs and funding involved in dispute resolution.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number|
|Communication||Central to all interactions on this module (core to the professional and ethical elements of the competency requirements)|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Students will be presented with new and novel scenarios regularly in order to develop their ability to adapt the application of their legal knowledge.|
|Information Technology||Computer-based assessment. Legal research via electronic databases.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Feedback and feedforward sessions reflecting on performance in set tasks. Practical and client-facing aspects of the module|
|Problem solving||Scenarios and case studies central to module delivery with students developing solutions.|
|Research skills||Central to problem-solving and decision making in the context of legal analysis.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Knowledge of dispute resolution in contract and tort disputes|
|Team work||Many of the classroom exercises will require teamwork|
This module is at CQFW Level 6