Learn about key areas of civil court practice in Scotland, through a comprehensive blend of theory and practice.
This qualification examines the Scottish Civil Court system and explores core areas of Scottish civil law. This includes contract law - considering breach of contract; debt recovery - examining practical enforcement; and reparation - exploring duties of care.
You will gain insights into how civil court cases are prepared such as the gathering of evidence and drafting of court documents and how they are defended including the drafting of defences. You will become familiar with the various types of cases and discuss the differences in cases that can be brought in the Sheriff Court as well as the Court of Session including commercial and personal injury cases.
Assignments will include practical exercises in drafting paperwork used in court such as initial writs and defences which will help you gain confidence in turning theory into practice. You will gain knowledge of areas such as the law of evidence and how this works by increasing your understanding of caselaw and how to enforce court judgments such as using Sheriff Officers. You will become familiar with the system of expenses allowing you to maximise recovery expenses for your firm.
What you'll learn:
- The civil court system as it operates in Scotland
- Key areas of Scots civil law such as delict, contract and debt
- Drafting documents for use in court including initial writs, defences and motions
- Sheriff Court and Court of Session Procedure and its application Commercial Court and Personal Injury Court procedure
- Enforcing judgment when the debtor fails to pay
- Client handling skills in the context of the need for simple and clear communication
Specialist Paralegal Qualifications courses are:
- Flexible distance learning
- Assessment via 10 practical assignments to be submitted online and an examination
- 18 month registration period
- Most students complete within 6-9 months with 2 - 3 hours’ study per week
Find out more
For an informal discussion on how we may help you, contact the Paralegal team on 0141 225 6700 or email CLTParalegal@law.ac.uk