Arbitration Law and Practice Course

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June 26, 2018


The curriculum is built around 15 substantive modules.
The Arbitration law andPractice course involves the essential elements of the law of Arbitration, together with the legal English terms and phrases needed to conduct legal work in this important legal area. It is therefore, suitable both for lawyers and law students who are new to the topic, as well as for these more experienced professionals who seek to reinforce their legal knowledge and improve their legal English skills. All the lessons are taught by qualified British lawyers who are also qualified as teachers of English as a foreign language. At the end of the course you should know and understand how arbitration procedure works and how to perform your role in arbitration proceedings.


15 Live video-conference lessons
On-line exercises to test reading ability
On-line exercises to test listening ability
On-line exercises to test writing ability
On-line exercises and live discussions to test speaking ability
On-line exercises and live discussions to teach the law relating to Arbitration
full vocabulary guide of essential words and phrases together with their legal meaning
authentic documentation
practice in writing and preparing Arbitration submissions and arguments
the essential relevant law of Arbitration
Legal English terminology and vocabulary
a course certificate, following satisfactory performance during the course from the Trainer and British Legal Centre
individual feedback to each participant following the end of course exam
25% Discount on the price of attendance at British Legal Centre’s Summer Schools


Lesson 1. What is arbitration – the history and current trends of arbitration
Lesson 2. The commencement of proceedings – how to instigate proceedings, the competenz-competenz rule
Lesson 3. The arbitration process and the role of the arbitrator – the difference between arbitration and mediation, binding and non-binding arbitration, benefits of one or three arbitrators.
Lesson 4. Prehearing procedures and the preliminary conference – the rules of communication, conferences and disclosure.
Lesson 5. Prehearing submissions, subpoenas and discovery disputes – the rules of procedure
Lesson 6. Persuasive writing in arguments and submissions- how to structure effective, persuasive arguments of law and facts
Lesson 7. Conducting the hearing – what happens in the hearing, what is your job in the hearing.
Lesson 8. Evidence and objections – the best ways of dealing with your evidence and reducing the effect of your opponent’s evidence
Lesson 9. Dealing with witnesses – different types of witnesses and how to handle them
Lesson 10. Closing arguments – hard to summarise what you have proved and to deflect attention from your opponent’s claims
Lesson 11. The arbitration award – the rules relating to the award
Lesson 12. After the award – administrative matters after the award is made
Lesson 13. Enforcing the award and appeals – registering and enforcing the award, appealing against the award
Lesson 14. Payment and conclusion- how to make certain you get paid
Lesson 15. Frequently asked questions – the most popular frequently asked questions by new practitioners.


A 15-unit, video-conference, interactive course which deals with the essential Legal English words and phrases lawyers need to work effectively in the area of Arbitration proceedings and law. This includes the legal principles of arbitration and deals with the commencement and procedure of arbitration proceedings.


The course is delivered by 15 lessons of 45 minutes duration with a further 15 -20 hours of online interactive self-study and also includes the option of a further 3.75 hours of private instruction by a B L C lawyer-linguist instructor who is assigned as your personal tutor. This private instruction is delivered by a weekly 15 minute video-conference using our advanced technology. These calls are scheduled at times convenient for you, to train speaking as well as legal understanding of technical terms and also to deal with specific writing exercises through which the learner practices legal drafting skills. Students can study at their own pace and, although it is recommended that participants limit their study to one unit per week, a faster pace of study is available to those who feel capable of covering more than one unit a week. As some of the other students will almost certainly be in other cities, and even different Countries, we try to agree a mutually convenient time for all the students in the group. We are happy to time the lessons for the weekends or public holidays if this is what the students want.


 Textbook (For video-conference courses), Archive of past recorded lessons, Certificate of Achievement


Richard Brady