Module 2 Law of Obligations (Virtual)

Start Date: 31 March 2021
Attendance Dates: 30 April, 22 May, 19 June, 17 July, 4 September 2021
*Assessment Date: 16 September 2021

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What is the aim of the course?
To provide an understanding of the relevant principles in the law of tort and the law of contract in the context of how disputes may arise and be resolved. This course is designed to consider both common and civil law jurisdictional principles to give a solid grounding to all practitioners. This course is intended for individuals who may not have studied law previously and wish to gain an understanding of the elements of the law of obligations that affect matters in civil and commercial disputes in a variety of different jurisdictions. It is suitable for anyone with a general interest in dispute resolution and is essential for individuals who wish to go on to become qualified Arbitrators, Adjudicators or Mediators. It is also suitable for those from either system of law wishing to improve or refresh their knowledge of the more unfamiliar system of law.

What are the entry requirements

  • To register for the course, candidates must have successfully completed or be able to demonstrate
  • Successfully passed and completed Module 1 on any pathway.
  • Applicants who have a recognised law degree or practicing law certificate, may be eligible for the Module 2 online exemption test.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed the Accelerated Route to Membership Assessment.

What is covered within the syllabus? 

  • Contract: Types of contract, formation of a valid contract, content of contract, vitiating factors, privity and third parties, discharge of a contract, limitations, agency, disputes
  • Tort: Primary and vicarious liability, negligence, damage. occupiers’ liability, direct and indirect interference, defences, limitations, remedies: damages, injunctions.

How is the course delivered?
The course is delivered over a period of six months, with a combination of private study and virtual tutorials.

How will I be assessed? 
Due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic, assessment must be undertaken at home. Candidates will have 48 consecutive hours to complete the exam within five days whilst relevant governmental restrictions subsist.

What is the course fee and what does it include?
The course fee is £1080 per participant. The fee includes registration on the course and study materials.

*Assessment fee is not included, must be registered and paid for separately.

What is CIArb’s policy on cancellation of courses?
CIArb reserves the right to cancel or change the date. Candidates will be provided with adequate notice of any change. If CIArb has to cancel a course, candidates will be provided with a full refund or the opportunity to transfer their registration to the next course.

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