Module G01 - Getting to Grips with English Law


Programme

Time

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Activity

Type of activity

0900 - 0915

1

Registration

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0915 - 0930

2

Plenary – Introduction: A brief introduction to the aims of the course and the teaching methods to be used

Tutor led session

0930 - 1030

3

Plenary – European Law Issues: An introduction to European institutions and fundamental principles of European law – jurisdiction within the EU.

Tutor led session

1030 - 1115

4

Plenary - Interpretation of Contracts: The modern approach to the interpretation of contracts in English law

Tutor led session

1115 - 1130

5

Coffee

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1130 - 1200

6

Group Work – Interpretation of contracts: Delegates will work on some interpretation exercises.

Group Work session

1200 - 1300

7

Plenary - Contract drafting issues: Exclusion clauses, privity and third parties (including Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999) and rectification of agreements containing mistakes.

Tutor led session

1300 - 1400

8

Lunch

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1400 - 1445

9

Group Work – Preparation for Argument: Working in groups representing a mixture of jurisdictions, delegates will analyse the pre-emption agreement and formulate arguments.

Group Work session

1445 - 1530

10

Group Work – Legal Argument: Delegates will argue for their interpretation of the agreement in groups

Group Work session

1530 - 1545

11

Tea

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1545 - 1715

12

Group Work – Choice of Law Exercise: Working in groups representing a mixture of jurisdictions, delegates will consider a planned joint venture spanning multiple jurisdictions. The objective will be to analyse the advantages and disadvantages of choosing one of a range of laws as the law to govern the joint venture agreement. Delegates will contribute to the discussion from their own knowledge of their own laws and the tutor will assist by explaining the position in English law. Each group will be expected to reach a conclusion as to the most favourable governing law, balancing the advantages and disadvantages of each system which has been considered

Group Work session

1715 - 1730

13

Plenary – Feedback on exercise and Reflection: The tutor will lead a discussion of the groups’ different conclusions followed by a reflection on what has been learned on the course generally, and its application to delegates’ individual practices

Tutor led discussion

1730

14

END OF COURSE

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