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Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation

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This course is intended to provide paralegal employees with a practical grounding in civil litigation. It attempts to fill some of the gaps in legal knowledge and practice which can occur when that knowledge is largely gained from doing the job. The aim of this course is not only to provide a knowledge of the procedural steps which are taken in a case but also to provide a better understanding as to the reasons why such steps are taken.

This course is a procedural and not a substantive law course. However, civil procedure cannot be considered in a vacuum; it must be considered in the context of a specific area of law. This course is set in the context of a breach of contract claim. Module 1 therefore contains an outline of the contract law which will underpin the course. The outline does not purport to cover the subject fully or in detail. For a proper knowledge of the subject further reading of the standard texts on the law of contract and the law on the sale and supply of goods is essential.

Core Units

  1. Fundamental knowledge for litigators
  2. Preliminary considerations
  3. Early action on the case
  4. Methods of dispute resolution
  5. Commencement of proceedings and  statements of case
  6. Judgement in default and interim applications
  7. Case management
  8. Evidence: practice and procedure
  9. Factual and expert evidence
  10. Settlement and preparation for trial

What our clients say...

I found the programme benefitted me in my career. After completing the specialist paralegal qualification, I have recently changed employers and I believe that having the specialist paralegal qualification helped me in obtaining my current position.

Mary Smith, Paralegal, Sparke & Kingsley Solicitors

I enjoyed the continuous support of the tutors and the flexibility of the course and now practice the skills learned through the course in my every day duties within the workplace.
Michelle Clendennen, Executive Legal Assistant, Motability Operations
I enjoyed learning Civil Litigation in more detail after previous experience in Debt Recovery. The course fitted nicely around my work and personal life and the assignments really made me think about how to put into practice what I learned throughout my studies.
Samantha Marsden, Paralegal, TWM Solicitors LLP
I enjoyed the Paralegal training programme from CLT from start to finish.  At the start, I was a little nervous taking on the commitment of a home course, but when I settled down, I really enjoyed it. I was especially proud of the graduation at Bristol Cathedral.
Nicky Secrett, Paralegal, AWB Partnership LLP

Paralegal Price £1895

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