Module Identifier LPM0710  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Professor John R Williams  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite LPM0140 , LPM0215 , LPM0500 , LPM0400 , LPM0300 , LPM0200 , LPM0100 , LPM0505 , LPM0325 , LPM0405  
Co-Requisite LPM1010 , LPM0910 , LPM0810 , LPM0610 , LPM1210 , LPM1110 , LPM1310  
Professional Exemptions Law Society Validated Study Scheme  

Brief description

This module is only available to students registered on the PGDip Legal Practice (LPC).

This module enables students to advise and assist clients in the field of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence. The module will be delivered in an interactive manner and the students will be taken through both a Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence action step by step in order that they are familiar with the procedural steps in both types of action.


To fulfil the University's academic aims and strategic objectives and in particular to broaden and enhance its portfolio of legal programmes and to teach, train and educate its students in such a way that they are fully equipped to enter the world of work as solicitors. The Department through a Centre for Legal Practice aims to stimulate enterprise and improve training and offer a rigorous and practical outcome to academic law.

The Law Department has at present no postgraduate provision in legal professional education. The Department recognised the need to establish a unit which will deliver the Legal Practice Course and which will fulfil the aims of cooperation and collaboration as a part of Legal Wales.

The Electives modules deliver this requirement in the context of three electives chosen from a group of Electives and enabling students to create a package of specialisms which fit their interests and the sort of solicitors' practice they wish to enter. This Elective module - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence delivers this in the context of Personal Injury.


1. Introduction to Personal Injury and the medical profession
2. The law relating to liability for personal injury and claims for clinical negligence
3. Funding the action: Conditional Fees and Solicitors' professional rules.
4. Consent
5. NHS complaint procedure
6. Limitation periods
7. Pre action - disclosure
8. Use of Expert witnesses
9. Case tracking and case management. Statement of Case
10. Damages both calculation and benefits deduction
11. Post death investigations. Fatal accidents
12. Criminal Injuries Compensation
13. Corporate liability for health and safety and manslaughter


This module is at CQFW Level 7