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2017-10: English Legal System – wenige Plätze frei

English Legal System


Seminar Nr. 2017-10
Datum und Ort Samstag, 28. Oktober 2017, 10 bis 17 Uhr in Hamburg-Harburg
Die Arbeitssprache des Seminars ist Englisch.
Session One:

Background and Court Hierarchy

Sources of law: English & European legislation, Precedent,

Judicial interpretation

Nature of British Constitution, Separation of Powers, the Rule of Law,

Equity, independence of the judiciary, court hierarchy

Court structure: divisions of the High Court, county courts,

Magistrates’ courts, crown courts, coroners’ courts, judges

Appeals: Crown Court, High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Privy Council

Session Two:

Legal Profession in England and Wales

Solicitors, barristers, notaries public, patent agents, “lawyers”, “counsel”

Routes to qualification; modes of practice,

Areas of work: contentious & non-contentious

Sole practitioners, partnerships, limited liability partnerships

Multi-disciplined partnerships, “alternative business structures” (ABS) from Oct 2011

Advocacy, rights of audience, “officers of the court”,

Conducting litigation: being “on the record”, undertakings to the court

Other legal professionals: legal executives, licensed conveyancers, “para-legals”, costs lawyers (draftsmen)

Forms of address and description in court, court attire,

The Law Society, Solicitors Regulation Authority, Inns of Court, Bar Council

Legal Ombudsman: professional negligence

Multi-disciplined partnerships


Session Three:

Proceedings in Court

Civil and criminal proceedings: different aims, parties and procedure: defamation trials

Standards of proof: verdicts and judgments: quantum and liability

Evidence and proof: evidence on oath, calling witnesses, perjury, corroboration, exhibits

Witness statements, affidavits, examination of witnesses, hostile witnesses, leading questions

Contempt of court, civil and criminal

Hearings and trials, judges and juries

Reading law reports


Session Four:

Litigation Terminology

Changes in civil terminology and procedure since 1999

Issue of civil proceedings: claim form, statements of case

Service of proceedings, interim and interlocutory applications and orders

Judgments, enforcement of judgments

Limitation periods, claims statute-barred, laches

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): arbitration, conciliation, mediation

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  • Mitglieder: 220 Euro (Frühbucher 200 Euro)
  • Nichtmitglieder: 260 Euro (Frühbucher 240 Euro)

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David Hutchins


Rechtsanwalt (Solicitor)

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