Civil Litigation

The aim of this unit is to enable the learner to gain an understanding of the main aspects of civil litigation as well as an understanding of how a litigation problem is dealt with.  The learner will also develop his or her word processing skills and be able to apply them to a variety of legal forms and documents in this area.

Through this unit, the learner will understand:

  • The litigation procedure
  • Procedural steps for a specified amount claim
  • Procedural steps for an unspecified amount claim
  • Procedural steps for a summary judgment where there is no defence
  • Statements of case and the functions of each
  • The importance of disclosure and the inspection of documents
  • What is required when preparing for trial
  • The enforcement of judgment

Through the practical assessments, the learner will be able to produce the following forms and documents:

  • Claim form
  • Particulars of claim
  • Letter of claim
  • Letter to the county court for the issue of a claim form
  • Request for judgment in default for a specified amount
  • Defence
  • Letter serving a defence
  • Request for further information
  • Instructions to Counsel

Coursework: Achievement test and practical assessments