1 Specialist Paralegal Qualifications From one of the UK s top Law schools By Home Study or Tutorials CLT Scotland, the UK s foremost leading training provider is proud to deliver the highly successful specialist paralegal training programme in association with the University of Strathclyde. The University of Strathclyde Law School has been awarded the highest grading, following the official independent review conducted by the Quality Assurance Association. The law school has also been ranked as one of the UK s highest rated law schools with research activities in the top two categories i.e internationally excellent and world class. A Specialist Paralegal Qualification from The University of Strathclyde provides practical, indepth knowledge of a specialist area of law, together with UK wide professional recognition of academic achievement at the highest level currently available. The Society of Specialist Paralegals is an alumni association which represents the higher specialism status of paralegals who have successfully completed a course of study in a chosen area of law from the University of Strathclyde. PROFESSIONAL G BOOK ONLINE AT ISO 9001:2008
2 University of Strathclyde Specialist Paralegal Qualifications What are the entrance requirements for these courses? There are no formal pre-requisites for entry onto any of the courses. However, a background in a legal environment would be advantageous. Delegates originate from a variety of backgrounds, such as: Legal Secretaries; Practising Paralegals wishing to undertake a formal academic qualification; HR Practitioners; Local Government Employees; Court Staff; Claims Handlers; Company and Commercial Staff; Legal Assistants transferring to another area of law; Solicitor Returnees requiring to update their knowledge and law graduates seeking to gain practical in-depth knowledge of a specialist subject area. How is the programme delivered? You can choose to attend weekly tutorial classes in Glasgow or Edinburgh, or to study at your own pace via our flexible home study programme. a. Tutorial Classes Tutorials are held in the evenings, commencing April and October, and running for the number of weeks specified under the relevant subject heading. Full documentation is distributed at the start of the course. Delegates are examined by way of a final written examination, with a mid-term examination also scheduled in Residential Conveyancing and Civil Court Practice courses. b. Home Study Programme All of our paralegal programmes can be studied by the delegate at home, which is useful where a delegate has existing commitments such as work or family. The maximum amount of time given to complete a home study course is 18 months; however there is no minimum time period and you can book on at any time. Full documentation is delivered at the start of the course. Delegates are examined by way of continuous assessment at the end of each module, followed by a final written examination in venues arranged throughout the country subject to demand. Specialist tutor support is available throughout. What happens when I course? complete my On successful completion of the course, delegates will be presented with a Specialist Paralegal Practitioner Award at a graduation ceremony at the Barony Hall, the University of Strathclyde. Graduates unable to attend the ceremony can elect to receive their documentation by post. Paralegal graduates are eligible for membership of the Society of Specialist Paralegals, which represents the higher specialism status of Paralegals who have successfully completed a course of study in a chosen area of law from the University of Strathclyde. Civil Court Civil Law and its sources including basic principles of delict, consumer and contract law Structure of the civil courts Detailed rules on jurisdiction in the Sheriff Court Small claims procedures from drafting summons to Proof including drafting a statement of claim Summary cause procedures from drafting summons to Proof Ordinary court procedures from drafting writ to Proof Court of Session procedure including preparation and presentation of cases The Appeal process and an examination of Judicial Expenses Debt recovery and diligence Professional ethics in relation to a Paralegal. Course duration: 16 weeks (42 hours) Course Fees: VAT CLT Subscribers VAT Non Subscribers Licensing Law THE LICENSING (SCOTLAND) ACT 1976 Types of licences Applying for a Licence Duration & Renewal Suspensions, Alterations and Transfers The Permitted Hours Children Offences Objections & Observations. THE LICENSING (SCOTLAND) ACT 2005 History of the Act; Transitional difficulties Conversion applications Premises Licences Personal Licences The Operating Plan The Licensing Objectives Offences Licensing Standards Officers Irresponsible Promotions Transfers Reviews Licensed Hours Variations Test-Purchasing Objections & Representations. THE GAMBLING ACT 2005 How the new gambling laws affect alcohol licensed premises. THE CIVIC GOVERNMENT (SCOTLAND) ACT 1982 Taxi and private hire licensing Public entertainment licences Late hours catering Offences THE PRIVATE SECURITY ACT 2001 How SIA licensing affects alcohol licensed premises Course duration: 11 weeks (24 hours) Reparation Law Taking instructions Employers liability claims Public liability claims Road traffic claims Preparing and investigating the claim - the pursuer s perspective Investigating the claim - the insurer s perspective Quantifying the claim Litigating the claim - procedure and tactics in the Sheriff Court and Court of Session. "The course notes flowed in a useful realistic order. They allowed you a sound understanding of how the law has evolved. My notes continue to act as a useful reference too!"
3 Wills, Trusts & Executries The law relating to Wills Preparation and examination of various types of Wills The Requirements of Writings Act The law of succession in Scotland, testate and intestate including a consideration of the provisions of Section 20 of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 Procedures in executry administration Types of Trusts and the law relating thereto Inheritance tax Accounting to beneficiaries Procedure in setting up administration and discharging a guardianship Powers of Attorney. Company Law Introduction to Company Law Business Mediums Company Formation Company Names and Name Changes Company Constitution (Memorandum and Articles of Association) Tailor Made v Shelf Company Director and Shareholders meetings; resolutions and minutes Share capital; types of shares; rights attaching to shares Transfer of shares Directors duties Duties of a company Secretary; Statutory Books Annual Returns and Accounts Shareholders - Majority Rule and Minority Shareholders Insider Dealing and Market Abuse Rules & Regulations Company Finances, facilities and security Receivership, Administration & Liquidation Procedures The Companies Act Family Law The purpose of family law Getting married, regular and irregular marriages, void and voidable marriages The legal consequences of marriage; Obligations, Aliment, Moveable property The matrimonial home l Getting unmarried - the law of divorce Financial provisions on divorce Parents and children; establishing parentage Children s rights aliment Parental responsibilities and rights Residence and contact; Actions in relation to parental responsibilities and rights. Employment Law Employee status and other working relationships Contracts of employment - an overview Unfair dismissal & an introduction to the Employment Tribunal system Disciplinary hearings - the ACAS code Disciplinary Process and procedure Redundancy: circumstances, proper procedure & entitlement to redundancy payment Termination of the employment relationship Employment tribunal procedure Discrimination (sex, age, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion & belief) Maternity/Paternity rights & time off for dependents Trade Unions - the effect on the working relationship Transfer of Undertakings (Protection on Employment) Regulations (TUPE) - an overview. Criminal Law Framework of the criminal courts Role of the Procurator Fiscal Role of the defence Summary and solemn criminal procedure Law of evidence Preparing for the trial Substantive crimes and offences Special defences Client/solicitor relationships Legal aid Human rights Bonomy. Impending Changes will be incorporated into the course as they become available Commercial Conveyancing The commercial property market and its concepts Missives - detailed examination of clauses including suspensive conditions VAT and transfers of going concern Examination of title - the new law on title conditions Reporting to client on contract, title and lease Revising and negotiating lease documentation Assignations, sub-leases and back letters Enforcement of missives and leases. PROFESSIONAL G Paralegal Training PROFESSIONAL G Paralegal Training
4 Book Online at: Debt Recovery Credit control procedures Types of debtor Raising court proceedings; drafting summonses and writs Jurisdiction Procedure for undefended actions in detail Defended actions - an overview Arrestments and inhibitions Charges for payment: Attachments; Earnings arrestments l Using private investigators and credit reference agencies Data protection issues in debt recovery Introduction to consumer credit Legislative changes in the pipeline Debt Arrangement Scheme A review of The Bankruptcy and Diligence (Scotland ) Act New module for 2010: PRACTICAL CONSUMER CREDIT - Different Types of Credit Agreement including Consumer Hire Agreements - Regulated and Exempt Agreements - Overview of Contract Terms - Rights of Debtor and Hirer During the Agreement - Enforcement of Agreements - Unfair relationships Course fees: VAT CLT Subscribers ( VAT with Consumer Credit module) ( VAT with Consumer Credit module) Residential Conveyancing Property Law & its sources Taking instructions & money laundering compliance Missives: content & purpose of offers & qualified acceptances; concluding a bargain; breach of contract & the consequences New build properties & how the missives differ Requirements of Writing: method & style of execution; additions to documents; testing clauses Matrimonial Homes & Civil Partnership Acts Examination of Title Land Registration: the legislation & completion of the forms Conveyancing procedure in Land Registration & Sasine remortgage transactions Secure Tenancy Sales: the rules & the procedure Land Ownership & the Title Conditions Act Tenement ownership & the 2004 Act Secured Lending Repossessions & Enforcement of Securities: the procedure & how the Mortgage Rights Act interacts Residential Leases Insolvency & Executry Conveyancing Acquiring a Business: valuation of assets & the procedures Professional Negligence: what to look out for. Course duration: 16 weeks (42 hours) Course Fees: VAT CLT Subscribers VAT Non Subscribers GROUP TRAINING DELIVERED IN YOUR OWN OFFICE In-house training for groups of three or more is a cost effective way to complete a Specialist Paralegal Practitioner Qualification. Entire teams or departments can be trained together at times to suit and with no time out of the office required. All courses can be delivered in your offices by our expert tutors, and tailored to your individual requirements. Full course materials are supplied. Delegates will sit a final written examination on all programmes. For more information about this alternative method of delivery, please contact the In House Training Department at or on In association with: "This method of study allowed me to fit in real life commitments which was complemented by excellent tutor support - the result has enabled me to embrace a new career challenge" ISO 9001:2008
5 Registration and Booking Form HOW TO GET STARTED Simply complete the registration form, entering your name and firm/company s name and address, telephone number etc. Alternatively, if you are funding the programme independently please provide your home address and a contact telephone number to enable delivery of your course materials. REGISTRATION FORM (BLOCK CAPITALS PLEASE) Title: First Name: Surname: Address: Employer's Name (if applicable): Employer s / Home Address (delete as applicable): Postcode: DX No: Tel No: Fax No: Course Subject: Course Venue (e.g. Glasgow/Edinburgh/Home Study): Payment Instructions Both the Tutorial Based and Home Study courses can be paid for by standing order, cheque or credit/debit card. All courses must be paid for in FULL by the time you undertake your exam. Please note that if paying by standing order a deposit MUST be paid at the time of enrolment (the deposit is refundable against the cost of the course). If you are completing the course on a Home Study basis you are permitted a maximum period of six months to pay by standing order. However, if you wish to complete the course in less than six months the course must be paid for by the final examination date. Delegates will not be permitted to sit the final examination if the course fee is still outstanding. PAYMENT OPTIONS (please tick preferred method of payment) Payments by instalments: Enclosed is a cheque payable to Central Law Training for Please send me a mandate. Cheque: Enclosed is a cheque payable to Central Law Training for (including VAT) Credit / Debit Card Payment: Please indicate exact amount you wish to pay Card type: (please tick) Mastercard JCB Visa Delta Switch Electron Maestro Visa Credit Solo Name on Card: Card Number: Security Code: Issue Number: Valid From: Expiry Date: Specialist Paralegal Practitioner Programme Please return to Paralegal Training Co-ordinator, Central Law Training (Scotland) Ltd, 5th Floor, 80 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5UB Tel: Fax: DX: GW179 Glasgow terms and conditions 1. CLT reserves the right to vary delivery of the programme, reserving the right to change tutor or course material where the occasion necessitates. 2. Refunds cannot be given once students have enrolled on the programme. 3. Assessments: Students must successfully complete all assignments. CLT will endeavour to despatch feedback within 20 working days. 4. Should a student not attain the competency threshold for individual assignments they may resubmit said assignments at no extra cost. 5. Should a student not attain the competency threshold for their final exam, they may re-sit the exam at an additional cost of 50 + VAT. 6. Copyright: the copyright of all course materials remains that of CLT. Such materials may not be reproduced whether in whole or in part, by any method whatsoever, without prior permission having been given in writing by CLT. 7. This booking form constitutes a legally binding contract. The delegate and the firm are jointly and severally liable for payment of all fees due to CLT. 8. Data Protection: CLT may periodically contact you with details of programmes and services that may be of interest to you and may pass your details to other companies within the CLT Group and selected clients. Please write to the Client Care Team if you do not wish to be included in this activity. Signature Date Office Use Book Online at SQ53201
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