Civil Procedure & Evidence

Law School

College of Arts and Law


Code 22339

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 2

Pre-requisite modules None

Module description

For Programmes in Law only

General matters including limitation of actions, costs and the role of inferior judicial officers. The course of a civil action under the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 and its associated Practice Directions; the fast track, the multi track and the small claims track. The law of evidence in civil cases, including in particular: burden and standard of proof; competency and compellability of witnesses; presentation of testimony; doctrine of judicial notice; privilege; hearsay.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, Tutorials and Guided independent study.