The curriculum is built around 15 substantive modules.
The Arbitration Law and Practice 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 expanding 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, with experience of Arbitration proceedings, 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.
Arbitration Law and Practice Course Lesson 1
What is arbitration – the history and current trends of arbitration.
Arbitration Law and Practice Course Lesson 2
The commencement of proceedings – how to instigate proceedings, the competenz-competenz rule.
Arbitration Law and Practice Course 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.
Arbitration Law and Practice Course Lesson 4
Prehearing procedures and the preliminary conference – the rules of communication, conferences and disclosure.
Arbitration Law and Practice Course Lesson 5
Prehearing submissions, subpoenas and discovery disputes – the rules of procedure.
Arbitration Law and Practice Course Lesson 6
Persuasive writing in arguments and submissions- how to structure effective, persuasive arguments of law and facts.
Arbitration Law and Practice Course Lesson 7
Conducting the hearing – what happens in the hearing, what is your job in the hearing.
Arbitration Law and Practice Course Lesson 8
Evidence and objections – the best ways of dealing with your evidence and reducing the effect of your opponent’s evidence.
Arbitration Law and Practice Course Lesson 9
Dealing with witnesses – different types of witnesses and how to handle them.
Arbitration Law and Practice Course Lesson 10
Closing arguments – how to summarise what you have proved and to deflect attention from your opponent’s claims.
Arbitration Law and Practice Course Lesson 11
The arbitration award – the rules relating to the award.
Arbitration Law and Practice Course Lesson 12
After the award – administrative matters after the award is made.
Arbitration Law and Practice Course Lesson 13
Enforcing the award and appeals – registering and enforcing the award, appealing against the award.
Arbitration Law and Practice Course Lesson 14
Payment and conclusion- how to make certain you get paid.
Arbitration Law and Practice Course 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 60 minutes duration with a further 110 hours of online interactive self-study
As some of the other students in the study group 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.
|Course type||Video lessons with a lawyer||Homework||Start of a new course||Course price|
PrivateLive one-to-one classes
|15 private lessons/ 45 min||Twice/week following each class||To be confirmed individually||
GroupLive Broadcasts+Homework+ Conversation
|15 group lessons/ 45 min||Twice/week following each class||Corporate groups only||
To be negotiated