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The Solicitor Apprenticeship Degree is a fully qualifying programme of study that integrates academic, vocational and training stages of qualification as a solicitor.  Working in partnership with North East Solicitor Apprenticeships (NESA), a consortium of local legal employers, Northumbria University is paving the way for apprenticeships in legal practice within the North East.  As the only university in the North of England to offer this course, Northumbria is at the forefront of degree apprenticeships and has the knowledge and expertise to deliver this course in a way which results in both apprentice and employer satisfaction.  

Our Solicitor Apprenticeship Degree is designed for those looking for a stimulating law degree combined with work-based learning.  Whether you are new to legal practice or looking to upscale your skills, this apprenticeship degree will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the practice of law in a working environment and the knowledge and skills to become a fully qualified solicitor.

It is designed in accordance with the Solicitor Apprenticeship Standard.  The aim of the standard is to ensure that you receive both a rigorous practical and academic training prior to qualification as a solicitor.  You will study all core law modules that are undertaken on the standard Law LLB , with the addition of a work-based learning portfolio to demonstrate that you have obtained the relevant skills and knowledge required during your workplace training.  You will also study to take the two-part end-point centralised assessment, the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).

The apprenticeship offers a pathway to fully funded tuition fees and a full time apprenticeship salary paid by your employer, enabling you to ‘earn while you learn’.

Admission to this programme requires that you have an offer of employment as an apprentice with a legal practice and that your employer has signed an agreement with the University.  If an agreement needs to be established, please ask your employer to contact degree.apprenticeships@northumbria.ac.uk.   An offer to join the course can only be made once the agreement is in place.

 

 

The Solicitor Apprenticeship Degree is a fully qualifying programme of study that integrates academic, vocational and training stages of qualification as a solicitor.  Working in partnership with North East Solicitor Apprenticeships (NESA), a consortium of local legal employers, Northumbria University is paving the way for apprenticeships in legal practice within the North East.  As the only university in the North of England to offer this course, Northumbria is at the forefront of degree apprenticeships and has the knowledge and expertise to deliver this course in a way which results in both apprentice and employer satisfaction.  

Our Solicitor Apprenticeship Degree is designed for those looking for a stimulating law degree combined with work-based learning.  Whether you are new to legal practice or looking to upscale your skills, this apprenticeship degree will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the practice of law in a working environment and the knowledge and skills to become a fully qualified solicitor.

It is designed in accordance with the Solicitor Apprenticeship Standard.  The aim of the standard is to ensure that you receive both a rigorous practical and academic training prior to qualification as a solicitor.  You will study all core law modules that are undertaken on the standard Law LLB , with the addition of a work-based learning portfolio to demonstrate that you have obtained the relevant skills and knowledge required during your workplace training.  You will also study to take the two-part end-point centralised assessment, the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).

The apprenticeship offers a pathway to fully funded tuition fees and a full time apprenticeship salary paid by your employer, enabling you to ‘earn while you learn’.

Admission to this programme requires that you have an offer of employment as an apprentice with a legal practice and that your employer has signed an agreement with the University.  If an agreement needs to be established, please ask your employer to contact degree.apprenticeships@northumbria.ac.uk.   An offer to join the course can only be made once the agreement is in place.

 

 

Course Information

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
5 - 6 years part-time

Department
Northumbria Law School

Location
Law and NBS Building, City Campus East

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2019

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The Solicitor Apprenticeship is a fully qualifying programme of study that integrates the academic, vocational and training stages of qualification as a solicitor.

This unique programme was designed in accordance with the Solicitor Apprenticeship Standard, which was developed by employers known as ‘Trailblazers’, working in conjunction with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). The aim of the standard is to ensure that the learner receives both a rigorous practical and academic training prior to qualification as a solicitor.

Our programme will seek to:

  • Ensure that the needs of both the employer and learner are met, offering support and guidance to all parties and responding where possible to the specific needs of different types of organisations.
  • Bridge the skills gap by combining vocational skills and knowledge developed in the workplace with the academic rigour and research-rich learning and teaching provided by Northumbria University.
  • Embed the broader commercial acumen and digital literacy required to succeed and drive continual improvement of the profession.

How does it work

In partnership with Northumbria University, your organisation will support the learner at work to achieve their apprenticeship. Whilst studying the apprentice will be required to work full-time (for at least 30 hours a week) in your workplace, and will be supported through learning at work, training and study to achieve the requirements of the apprenticeship standard.

The programme will be delivered over five - six years. In order to complete the programme the learner will have to demonstrate that they have obtained the relevant skills and knowledge required during their workplace training. They will also have to take a two-part end-point centralised assessment, the Solicitors Qualifying Examination.

On completion of the programme the learner will become a qualified solicitor (subject to the SRA character and suitability test). Northumbria Law School’s Solicitor Apprenticeship programme will build upon our innovative award-winning clinical based approach to learning, by designing a programme that integrates theory with practice. We will use work based modules to connect the learning to practical experience and support the student in building a portfolio of professional practice.

 

Fees and Funding

An apprentice has full-time employment status rather than student status.  Apprentices do not pay for training costs as these are covered by the employer, however please note apprentices are not entitled to apply for any Student Finance. 

Employers Funding 

Levy Payers:

Since April 2017 all employers with a payroll of over £3 million automatically pay an Apprenticeship Levy. The levy is set at a rate of 0.5% of the total pay bill minus a £15K allowance. Levy payments may be used by the employer within a 24-month period to cover apprenticeship training costs.

As a business paying the levy you will report to HMRC through the PAYE process. Once you have declared the levy to HMRC, you will be able to access funding for apprenticeships through a new apprenticeship service account. The online service account will give you the opportunity to select the apprenticeship programme, choose the training provider and advertise apprenticeship vacancies.

The Government will apply a 10% top‑up to the levy funds on apprenticeship training in England. The top-up monthly amount will be paid at the same time the funds enter your apprenticeship service account. That means for every £1 that enters your account to spend in England on apprenticeship training, you receive £1.10 in return.

Non‑levy Payers:

Employers with a salary bill of under £3m (such as many SMEs) are not subject to the levy and will be able to access funding to cover 90% (and in some cases 100%) of the cost of apprenticeship training and assessment. Northumbria University is pleased to announce that we have been awarded this government funding and so are able to offer places on all our programmes to non-levy paying employers, although these places may be limited in number.

Fees: 

To discuss the fees for this apprenticeship or to explore signing an agreement with the university please contact our Business Development team who will be happy to discuss options further with you. 

Email: degree.apprenticeships@northumbria.ac.uk 

Tel: 0191 227 3251

Recruitment Process

You will have complete control over whom you choose to support on the apprenticeship programme, assuming the candidates meet the academic entry requirements. Full details on the entry requirements for the Solicitor Degree Apprenticeship can be found below. 

We can support your recruitment process and we also understand that you may have employees currently working within your organisation with relevant experience and potential and the Solicitor Apprenticeship can be a great way of developing and retaining this talent. Therefore, we also offer a non-standard entry route for people who do not meet the standard qualification requirements, but who have relevant, sufficient work experience.

Contact Us

If you would like to discuss our Solicitor Degree Apprenticeship further please contact our Business Development team who will be happy to help.

Email: degree.apprenticeships@northumbria.ac.uk 

Tel: 0191 227 3251

As a degree apprentice, you will be required to work full-time in your workplace and will be supported through learning at work, training and study to achieve the apprenticeship standard.  This blended learning approach follows a modified course structure based on the Law LLB (Hons) degree.  It builds upon our innovative, award winning clinical based approach to learning, by offering a course that integrates theory with practice.  We will use work-based modules to connect the learning to practical experience and support you in building a portfolio of professional practice.  

The course runs between five and six years, with each teaching year consisting of three semesters.  Throughout each year you will attend study days, which are spread evenly throughout each of the first two semesters, in total ten days in year one and eight days in subsequent years.  Teaching includes online lectures and face-to-face seminars or small group sessions.  This ensures that knowledge from those lectures is furthered, embedded and can be applied to practical scenarios.  You will also benefit from the use of technology, such as bespoke web-based materials, lecture recordings and electronic reading lists.

Through your solicitor apprenticeship workplace employment, you will have the opportunity to design your own work-based learning plan to agree specific projects and learning activities in the workplace that transfer and integrate your learning into professional practice.

The initial four years will cover the core modules of the standard Law LLB degree programme, with your final two years preparing for the SQE.

Approximately 70% of our academic staff are qualified solicitors or barristers, with considerable practice experience, and will equip you with the skills and knowledge for your future professional role.  Our staff are also active researchers, publishing articles and leading textbooks on a number of legal topics.  We have expertise in a range of areas, including our international reputation in the fields of evidence and criminal justice studies.  

As an apprentice, you will be allocated an academic coach who will provide support in respect of your academic development.  This coach will have relevant practical experience to appreciate the demands on yourself and the requirements of professional practice.  You will also be supported by a work-based mentor, typically the line manager with your employer.

Northumbria Law School is located in the University’s City Campus East, an award winning, iconic, state of the art, purpose built structure, which is within easy walking distance of Newcastle city centre.  The Business and Law building houses state-of-the-art teaching technologies including a law practice library containing copies of practitioner texts and law reports, and a realistic courtroom with video link facilities in which you can develop your practical advocacy skills and stage mock trials.

The Law School also includes our innovative and award winning law clinic, the Student Law Office. It is the largest of its kind in the UK, where our students represent members of the public working on real legal cases.

As the Solicitor Apprenticeship Degree is a part-time course, you will also have access to materials and resources remotely through a dedicated Electronic Learning Platform, as well as an online PebblePad platform to support the development of your work-based portfolio.

The Law School has a strong research culture, with a vibrant and growing community. Our academics are at the cutting edge of current legal issues, which will enhance your learning experience, giving you the very latest understanding of key legal issues.

This solicitor apprenticeship degree is a research rich, experientially focused award for those in employment who wish to apply relevant legal theory to real workplace contexts. The programme places an emphasis on developing and applying the knowledge, skills and competences required for a successful career in legal practice.  It aims to embed the broader commercial acumen and digital literacy you require to succeed and enable you to drive continual improvement of the legal profession.

At Northumbria, we seek to produce graduates who display distinctiveness through a sophisticated understanding of the ways in which their organisations and wider society operates, equipping them for a career within the legal profession.  Through studying on the Solicitor Apprenticeship course you will achieve both a Law LLB degree and a unique apprenticeship experience leading to becoming a qualified solicitor (subject to satisfying the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) character and suitability test), which will amplify your CV and provide you with a distinctive career edge. 

After completion of four years on the Solicitor Apprenticeship Degree you will be awarded an LLB (Honours) Legal Practice degree, following on from this you will study for a further two years at Northumbria University and will take the two-part end-point centralised assessment, the SQE qualification.  

Upon completion of the Solicitor Apprenticeship Degree, you will be in a position to become a fully qualified solicitor.  By studying the full degree, you can choose to enter the legal profession or work in a variety of other sectors including banking, finance and tax advice, legal publishing and central and local government.  

Course in brief

Who would this Course suit?

This course is for anyone wishing to pursue a career in soliciting.

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

Applicants should be employees or have access to organisational experience in order to enable them to apply theoretical concepts to their personal and professional experience.

The ability to benefit from Northumbria University programmes is assessed on a combination of academic and personal qualities which can be demonstrated in a number of ways.  Successful completion of a GCE or VCE Advanced level course of study (or some other equivalent qualification) is just one way.  Students who can in other ways demonstrate their ability to benefit from a Northumbria University programme, in particular mature students without formal qualifications will always be considered and are invited to contact the admissions tutor to discuss their application. 

Applicants should use the personal statement on their application to illustrate their abilities, aptitudes, skills, qualifications and experiences which might be taken into account as well as or instead of any of the formal qualifications listed below.  It is University policy to recognise a wide variety of evidence, and potential applicants may wish to discuss this aspect of their application with the admission tutor.

GCSE Requirements:

A good GCSE profile is expected including Maths and English Language at minimum grade C or equivalent.  If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a minimum grade 4.

UCAS Tariff Points:

128-136 UCAS Tariff points including one or more of the following: 

GCE and VCE Advanced Level:

From at least 2 GCE/VCE A Levels

Edexcel/BTEC National Extended Diploma:

Distinction, Distinction, Merit 

Diploma in Foundation Studies Art and Design/Art Design and Media
The Diploma in Foundation Studies Art and Design/Art Design and Media is also accepted in combination with other qualifications

Scottish Highers:

BBBBC - BBBBB at Higher level, BCC - BBB at Advanced Higher 

Irish Highers:

ABBBB  - AABBB

IB Diploma:

128-136 UCAS Tariff points including minimum score of 4 in at least three subjects at Higher level

Access to HE Diploma:

Award of full Access to HE Diploma including 27 credits at Distinction and 18 at Merit

Qualification combinations:

The University welcomes applications from students studying qualifications from different qualification types - for example A level and a BTEC qualification in combination, and if you are made an offer you will be asked to achieve UCAS Tariff points from all of the qualifications you are studying at level 3.  Should the course you wish to study have a subject specific requirement then you must also meet this requirement, usually from GCE A level.

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Modules Overview

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

LW4010 -

Criminal Law (Core, 20 Credits)

In this module you will develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of criminal law and knowledge of key offences and defences. You will consider the nature, scope and function of the criminal law and be introduced to fundamental concepts concerning the elements of criminal liability. You will study key criminal offences with key defences being introduced at appropriate points. Topics relevant to participation in crime and inchoate offences (assisting and encouraging crime, conspiracy and attempt) will also be covered. You will learn how to recognise and locate relevant criminal law cases and statutes using on-line and print resources and how to comprehend, explain and apply the information so obtained. You will develop the ability to explain and analyse the criminal law and will be able to apply its principles to the facts of given scenarios.
This module covers the following topics:
• Elements of criminal liability (actus reus and mens rea)
• Homicide (murder and manslaughter)
• Non-fatal offences against the person (e.g. assault and battery, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, unlawful wounding or inflicting grievous bodily harm and unlawful wounding or causing grievous bodily harm with intent)
• Sexual offences (e.g. rape and sexual assault)
• Offences under the Theft Act 1968 (e.g. theft, robbery and burglary)
• Criminal Damage
• Accomplice liability
• Inchoate offences (assisting and encouraging crime, conspiracy and attempt)
• Liability in criminal law for omission to act
• Defences (e.g. intoxication, automatism, duress and self-defence)

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LW4011 -

Approaches to Law and Lawyering Skills (Core, 20 Credits)

In this module you will be introduced to the key skills and theories required to be a successful law undergraduate. In particular the module focusses on supporting you in making a successful transition to undergraduate study and to develop an understanding of the key academic and legal skills that you will be required to develop.

The module will focus on several key skills including:
• Legal writing
• Practical legal research
• Critical thinking
• Presentation skills (including effective group work)

The module is designed not only to assist you in developing these key skills but also to understand why such skills are important in the context of your wider studies and also how your own learning style can influence the way in which your skills develop. The module is designed to encourage you to consider important concepts such as the importance and value of feedback, critical debate and personal reflection. The module will require you to engage with a range of tasks designed to highlight the importance of these skills to both your undergraduate study and your future professional career and to develop your awareness of how your own learning style can ensure more effective skills development.

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LW4012 -

Contract Law (Core, 20 Credits)

In this module you will develop an understanding of the law relating to the formation, operation and termination of contracts. You will, through the study of contract, be introduced to the finding, reading and use of a primary source of law, the law report. As the law of Contract is mainly a case law based subject you will be expected to read law reports and extract rules from this source of law. Such law will then be used to analyse problem and essay questions.
This module covers the following topics:
• An overview of the law of contract, its place in the common law and the operation of the doctrine of judicial precedent, and the factors affecting the development of modern contract law.
• Formation of Contract: agreement, certainty, intention to create legal relations and consideration, including promissory estoppel.
• Contents of contract: express and implied terms; interpretation of contracts; exemption clauses and unfair terms.
• Vitiating factors: misrepresentation, mistake, duress and undue influence.
• The doctrine of privity of contract and the exceptions to the doctrine.
• Discharge of contract: performance, breach, agreement and frustration.
• An outline of the law of remedies for breach of contract.
• A brief outline of the law of restitution.

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LW4013 -

English and European Legal Systems (Core, 20 Credits)

This foundational module aims to provide you with a sound practical understanding of the English and European Union legal systems, including their origins, institutions, processes and actors. All key sources of English and European Union law are explained and you will be trained in their retrieval and analysis. Particular attention is given to the techniques of interpreting statutes and legal cases – both domestic and European Sources Union and an understanding of how to use legal sources to substantiate legal arguments. You will have an opportunity to undertake independent research into elements of the English and European Legal Systems.

This module covers the following topics:
• The basic principles of English law, English Legal System and European Union law and the mutual interaction between these legal systems;
• The role of law making bodies such as Parliament and the European Union Institutions;
• The role of the judiciary (UK and Court of Justice of the European Union);
• Statutory interpretation and judicial precedent;
• The preliminary rulings procedure
• The acquisition of legal research skills such as locating legal sources, reflective practice, effective communication and presentation and legal research

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LW4014 -

Work Based Learning in Law - Professional Development 1 (Core, 20 Credits)

This module is designed to support you in collating your work based learning (WBL) portfolio and developing and implementing a work based learning (WBL) plan for your individual continuing professional development (CPD). This will underpin your development as an independent and self-directed work-based learner and provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding required for you to outline and negotiate a detailed WBL plan to be implemented for, through and at work. The focus of your WBL plan should be on developing your knowledge and skills required to operate effectively within your particular sector or organisation with reference to the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority, Competence Statement for Solicitors. This could include a range of components including for example: work based training, online modules, work projects, credited CPD programmes, training from your own organisation. The WBL contract will be individually negotiated between yourself and your workplace mentor and individual academic coach.

Through engaging in the workshop sessions and the associated learning activities, you will develop your confidence and self-management as a work based learner, enhancing your personal planning skills and your abilities in transferring learning into improving your professional practice and working with others.

Underpinned by theoretical concepts and models and providing opportunities for skills practice, you will develop your knowledge and skills and demonstrate this through using opportunities within your workplace to develop and evidence your sector specific enhanced professional skills. This module will support you in creating a professional WBL development plan that will extend your sector/organisation knowledge and practice that will provide a foundation to support your future development on the programme.

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LW4006 -

The Criminal Process (Core, 20 Credits)

In this module you will develop an understanding of criminal procedure and criminal evidence. You will cover the nature and key stages of the criminal process from arrest to sentencing and possible appeal. You will learn how criminal proceedings are funded and understand the role of the court in criminal litigation and the importance of the Criminal Procedure Rules. You will consider the relevance, admissibility and weight of evidence and examine the major principles which govern the admissibility of evidence in criminal proceedings.

You will learn how to recognise and locate relevant cases, statutes, procedural rules and practice directions using on-line and print resources and how to comprehend, explain and apply the information so obtained. You will develop the ability to explain and analyse rules of criminal procedure and criminal evidence and be able to apply their principles to the facts of given scenarios. You will develop basic fact management skills, determining which information in the documents with which you are provided is relevant to solving the problems with which you are presented.

This module covers the following topics:

• The nature and critical stages of the criminal process
• The suspect at the police station
• Funding criminal litigation
• Steps and strategies in preparing for and conducting criminal litigation
• Case analysis
• The Criminal Procedure Rules
• The role of the court in criminal litigation
• Remand and bail
• Allocation
• Summary trial
• Trial on indictment
• Sentencing
• Criminal Appeals
• The admissibility, relevance and weight of evidence
• Burden and standard of proof
• The hearsay rule and its major exceptions
• Confessions
• The accused’s silence
• Competence and compellability
• Examination of witnesses
• Evidence of character
• Identification evidence, unreliable witnesses and lies told by the accused
• Opinion evidence

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LW5015 -

Land Law (Core, 20 Credits)

You will learn about the law governing ‘real’ property also known as land law. You will be introduced to the foundational concepts in land law and then develop your knowledge and understanding by examining in greater depth the major principles of substantive land law.

Topics include:

• Estates and interests in land and the property legislation of 1925
• Registered land
• The landlord/tenant relationship: leases and leasehold covenants
• Co-ownership and the trust of land
• Interests in land: Easements

There is an emphasis on studying the law in the context of realistic problem based scenarios to develop your ability to apply and interpret land law in the wider context of a hypothetical legal case.

The module develops your professional skills and abilities in understanding how to interpret and apply primary and secondary sources of law, especially statutory provisions, to address legal problems.

The module develops your personal value attributes of intellectual independence and independent thinking. You will be encouraged to ask and answer questions about land law and think about its practical implementation in our everyday lives.

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LW5016 -

Public Law (Core, 20 Credits)

You will develop a critical understanding of the uncodified UK constitution and how it operates. You will critically analyse the doctrines and institutions of the constitution, the checks and balances within the institutions of the state and constitutional change over time. You will develop an understanding of public law within an institutional, national, European and global context. This will build upon the knowledge you have gained in the 1st year module ‘English Legal System and European Union’. You will study both constitutional and administrative law and particularly focus on:

• Sources and characteristics of the UK constitution
• Rule of law
• Parliamentary supremacy
• Separation of powers
• Human Rights Act and European Convention on Human Rights
• Judicial review

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LW5018 -

Work Based Learning in Law - Professional Development 2 (Core, 20 Credits)

This module continues to support you in collating your work based learning (WBL) portfolio and developing and implementing a work based learning (WBL) plan for your individual continuing professional development (CPD). It follows on from your stage one module. This will deepen and extend your development as an independent and self-directed work based learner and provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding required for you to outline and negotiate a detailed WBL plan to be implemented for, through and at work. The focus of your WBL plan should be on developing further your competence and or knowledge in the context of the specific skills and or knowledge required to operate effectively within your particular sector or organisation with reference to the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority, Competence Statement for Solicitors. You could review and build upon the WBL plan agreed in the previous module to extend and deepen the scope and or focus of your sectoral professional knowledge and practice. Alternatively, you should also consider formulating a plan that supports you in exploring an area of sector and or organisational specific knowledge or practice that may provide the initial groundwork for informing the potential focus of your work based project. This could include a range of components including for example: work based training, online modules, work projects, and credited CPD programmes, training from your own organisation. The WBL contract will be individually negotiated between yourself and your workplace mentor and individual academic coach.


Through engaging in the workshop sessions and the associated learning activities, you will develop your confidence and self-management as a work based learner, enhancing your personal planning skills and your abilities in transferring learning into improving your professional practice and working with others.

Underpinned by theoretical concepts and models and providing opportunities for skills practice, you will develop your knowledge and competence and demonstrate this through using opportunities within your workplace to develop and evidence your sector specific enhanced professional skills. This module will support you in creating a WBL plan that will extend your sector/organisation knowledge and practice that will provide a foundation for supporting your future development on the programme.

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LW5019 -

Civil Dispute Resolution including Professional Conduct (Core, 20 Credits)

In this module you will develop a critical understanding of the methods and processes to resolve civil disputes cost-effectively in England and Wales. You will learn about how the contexts in which disputes may arise and the objectives of parties in disputes, and the ways in which those objectives can be met in a cost-effective and proportionate way. Topics include:
? Options for resolving civil disputes: litigation, arbitration, mediation and other forms of ADR

? Costs and funding: Methods of funding, costs consequences, possible liability for costs and cost recoveries

? The Civil Procedure Rules, including Practice Directions, Forms and Court Guides (where appropriate)

? Preliminary considerations: limitation, jurisdiction and applicable law

? Pre-action steps and the court’s expectations about pre-action behaviour

? Commencement: the civil court structure, choice of court, issue and service of proceedings

? Responding to proceedings: acknowledgment of service

? Drafting statements of case

? Early termination: judgments in default, summary judgment, Part 36 and other settlement devices

? Evidence: disclosure and inspection, expert witnesses and witnesses of fact

? The court’s case and costs management powers and duties

? Interim applications and interim remedies

? Preparing for trial or settlement.

? Key elements of trial procedure

In addition, throughout the module you will learn about professional conduct and its role in the legal profession in the civil arena. In your learning on this module you will develop the following skills:

? Interviewing

? Fact Management

? Case analysis

? Legal drafting

? Problem-solving

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LW5020 -

Tort Law (Core, 20 Credits)

In this module you will develop a critical understanding of Tort Law in England and Wales. Tort Law concerns the circumstances in which a person may be liable to provide a remedy to another for the consequences of a civil wrong (other than a breach of contract). You will learn about why and how the law has evolved to create obligations in Tort Law, the shape and extent of those responsibilities and the remedies available for failure to meet those obligations. Topics include:
? An introduction to the nature and function of Tort Law

? Trespass to the person – personal rights to freedom from intentional interference with bodily integrity

? Negligence:

o Duty of care – when a duty of care is owed to another, and the scope of that duty

o Breach of the duty of care – the standard of care expected, and determining when it is met

o Causation and remoteness – the principles determining the extent of responsibility for loss

o Defences – full and partial defences available

o Psychiatric harm – as a particular problematic area in negligence law

? Occupiers’ liability to persons on their premises (lawfully and otherwise)
? Vicarious liability – when a person may be responsible in Tort law for the actions of another person

? Nuisance – the law of private nuisance

? Remedies

You will develop knowledge and critical understanding of Tort Law in these aspects, reading and applying cases, statutes and other material to answer problem questions and essay questions.

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LW6043 -

Equity and Trusts (Core, 20 Credits)

This module introduces you to the substantive law of Equity and Trusts. It begins with an historical overview of the development of equity. This is followed by study of the creation of trusts (both express and implied). The next topic is Charitable trusts, an area which lends itself well to critical analysis. Next is a non-charitable purpose trust where students study the situations in which these trusts can be valid. You will then study the powers and duties of trustees, breach of trust and the remedies for this including tracing and equitable remedies. A critical approach is fostered throughout. Topics covered are:

• The creation of express trusts (including capacity, formalities, certainty and constitution)
• Resulting and constructive trusts
• Charitable trusts
• Non-charitable purpose trusts
• Trustees’ powers and duties
• Breach of trust
• Fiduciary relationships and fiduciary obligations
• Tracing and Equitable remedies

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Advanced Work Based Learning in Law - Professional Development (Core, 20 Credits)

This module continues to support you in collating your work based learning (WBL) portfolio. It follows on from your stage one and two modules. This will deepen and extend your development as an independent and self-directed work based learner. It will assist you in developing your WBL portfolio in accordance with the Solicitor Apprenticeship Standard and Solicitors Regulation Authority (‘SRA’) Competence Statement for Solicitors, as well as reflecting upon its contents.

In this module you will develop in-depth knowledge of the Solcitor Apprenticeship Standard and Competence Statement for Solicitors. You will apply that knowledge to update and develop your WBL portfolio across all modules taken to date, developing it further in line with your level three modules. Further you will develop your skills as a reflective practioner, demonstrating the ability to analyse and critique your performance to date and measure your progression against the SRA Threshold Standard.

Through engaging in the workshop sessions and the associated learning activities, you will develop your confidence and self-management as a work based learner. Underpinned by theoretical concepts and models and providing opportunities for skills practice, you will develop your knowledge and competence and demonstrate this through using opportunities within your workplace to develop and evidence your sector specific enhanced professional skills. You will engage in constructive critique of your practice within a work related context. This module will support you in understanding the importance of reflection in your professional practice, assisting you to use it as a tool to support your future development on the programme and in your future career.

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LW6045 -

Business Law and Practice (Core, 20 Credits)

There is currently no summary for this module.

LW6046 -

Probate and Administration (Core, 20 Credits)

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LW6047 -

Property Law and Practice (Core, 20 Credits)

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LW6048 -

Work Based Project (Core, 40 Credits)

You will learn to independently reflect upon and critically analyse an aspect of legal professional practice or substantive law that you have either

observed or engaged in during a period of work-based experience. You will be able to identify and utilise an appropriate research methodology

to conceptualise, theorise and undertake research into a complex problem arising in the context of legal practice. This will advance your

understanding and knowledge of legal professional practice and/or the substantive law.

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