Professional and continuing education centre

English legal system, contract law and civil liability

Duration: 16 Type: distance-learning Training language: English Trainer: David Hutchins Audience: Translator, Lawyer, Interpreter

English law for legal translators and interpreters.

This course is about the English Legal System, contract law and civil liability.

This training course has been designed to help legal translators and interpreters acquire a knowledge of the basic elements of English Common Law terminology and the concepts which lie behind the terminology.

Trainer: David Hutchins, Solicitor
During the last 13 years he has been teaching English law to civil code lawyers and legal translators and interpreters, with a strong emphasis on basic Common Law concepts and terminology, including civil liability and criminal law and procedure.

14-day online course (8 hours a week, free organisation).

Fees: €350.

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Training programme
1

Introduction to English law

  • Presentation
  • Programme
2

Legal system

  • Sources of law
  • Common Law and equity
  • Judges and judicial interpretation
  • Legal profession: solicitors and barristers
  • Tribunals, courts with special jurisdiction
3

Basics of contract law

  • Pre-conditions
  • Agreements and contracts
  • Void and voidable contracts
  • Terms and conditions
  • Negotiations subject to contract, offer and acceptance
  • Agency and powers of attorney
  • Discharge of contract, frustration of contract
  • Breach of contract, damages, equitable remedies
  • “Without prejudice” negotiations
4

Civil Liability

  • Proximity
  • Civil litigation, the 1999 changes
  • Issue and service of proceedings
  • Parties, hearings and trials
  • Costs and disbursements
  • Joint and several liability, vicarious liability, contributory negligence
  • Mitigation of loss
  • Set-off, counter-claim, limitation periods
  • Witnesses
  • Domicile
  • Contempt of court
  • Evidence in court, examination in chief
  • Cross-examination
  • Perjury
5

Conclusion

 
Application
  • CV
  • Presentation of your career goals
Support
  • 14-day online course

David Hutchins

David Hutchins is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.

For over 25 years he was the senior partner of his own firm of solicitors in London, dealing with a range of general practice areas including conveyancing, probate, wills, personal injury...

English legal system, criminal law & procedure

This training course has been designed to help legal translators and interpreters acquire a knowledge of the basic elements of English Common Law terminology and the concepts which lie behind the terminology.

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