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Level 7 - Single Units 

These units form part of the Level 7 - PostGraduate Diploma in Paralegal Practice, they can be studied individually. 

 

Course Fees

Single Subjects £400 (Incl. VAT) or pay a deposit of £150 followed by two instalments of £125

 

Full Course £1420 (Incl. VAT) or pay a deposit of £400 and six monthly instalments of £170

Includes: 

• All course material

• Assignment and test marking

• Full tutorial support

• One-year NALP student membership

• Certificate on completion

 

Assessment is continuous by assignment. Assignments can be requested when the learner is ready, and once requested and sent, the Learner will have a four week period in which to complete the assignment and return by the due date. Assignments are marked and graded either with a pass (45 - 64%), merit (65 - 79%) and distinction (80-100%).

Tutors are on hand to answer any queries that the student may have and give unlimited help and guidance if there is anything that the student may not fully understand with regard to the material.

Please note: Legal Skills will be integrated into the assignments.

 

Civil Litigation - Single Unit 

 

Learning Outcomes

Assess and evaluate Civil Litigation procedure. 

  • Critically evaluate pre-action procedure, considerations and steps to take prior to going to Court
  • Critically evaluate the process of how to commence a claim in Court
  • Critically evaluate the process of Civil Court proceedings in relation to a claim
  • Draft and evaluate the different statements of case for a given scenario

Syllabus

  • Pre-action procedure:
  • Pre-action considerations
  • Pre-action steps
  • Evidence
  • Commencing proceedings
  • Commencing a Claim
  • From issue of a claim to trial
  • Preparation for the hearing
  • Forms of Judgment
  • Enforcement of Judgments;
  • Costs

 

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Corporate and Business Structures - Single Unit 

 

Learning Outcomes 

  • Critically analyse and explain the nature and formulation of corporate and non corporate business structures including personnel

 

  • Critically review, assess, justify and explain financial and tax implications of corporate and non-corporate business structures

 

Syllabus

  • Types of business structures and companies
  • Incorporartion - The 'veil of incorporation'
  • Public and private companies
  • Incorporation procedure: The memorandum and articles of association, 
  • Reasons and consquences of liquidation of companies
  • Creation and dissolution of partnerships
  • Companies versus partnerships: Taxation, company shareholdser, company directors
  • Financial aspects of business
  • Reconstructions, mergers and takeovers

 

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Criminal Practice - Single Unit 

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the role of the Police
  • Critically evaluate and analyse the role and powers of the Police in relation to arrest, detention and search
  • Understand the criminal court process
  •  Critically evlauate the criminal process from commencement to resolution
  • Critically evaluate how to advise a client in a given scenario relating to a criminal proceeding

 

Syllabus

Criminal Court Structure

  • Preliminary Matters
  • Powers of the Police
  • The Police & Criminal Evidence Act 1984
  • The methods of commencing proceedings
  • After Arrest; Public Funding in Criminal Proceedings
  • Bail

Summary Trial

  • Trial by Indictment: Sentencing;
  • Appeal

 

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Matrimonial & Civil Partnership Procedure - Single Unit 

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically evaluate procedures relating to marriages and civil partnerships
  • Critically analyse the differences between valid, void and voidable marriages and civil partnerships
  • Critically assess, justify and explain the advice to be given in relation to a complex divorce or civil partnership dissolution, from inception through to dissolution
  • Critically review how marriages and civil partnerships can be terminated
  •  Critically analyse the grounds upon which a marriage and a civil partnership can be terminated
  • Critically evaluate how to process an undefended divorce and civil partnership
  • Critically evaluate, xplain, apply and justify the key stages in the process of an undefended divorce and civil partnership from inception through to dissolution 

 

Syllabus

Introduction to the principles of marriage and Civil Partnerships:

  • Marriage defined
  • Null, void and voidable marriages
  • Capacity to enter into civil partnerships
  • void and voidable civil partnerships
  • Grounds for Divorce and Dissolution of a Civil Partnership

Divorce procedure:

  • Ancillary Relief
  • Domestic Proceedings and Orders in the Magistrates Court
  • Procedure on dissolution of a Civil Partnership
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements

 

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Conveyancing - Land Law - Single Unit 

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically evaluate the procedures involved in a conveyancing transaction
  • Critically evaluate the information to determine the procedures that need to be followed in a given scenario
  • Evaluate a detailed explanation of the stages of a conveyancing transaction as they apply to the given case study
  • Evaluate and Justify their explanation showing sound analysis of land law principles

Syllabus

  • Overview of Property Law
  • Overview of steps in a Conveyancing Transaction
  • Conveyancing terminology;
  • Pre-Contract stage
  • Exchange of contracts
  • Post contract / pre-completion: Completion
  • Post completion: Leaseholds: Possessory Title

 

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Succession - Single Unit 

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically evaluate the procedures involved in a conveyancing transaction
  • Critically evaluate the information to determine the procedures that need to be followed in a given scenario
  • Evaluate a detailed explanation of the stages of a conveyancing transaction as they apply to the given case study
  • Evaluate and Justify their explanation showing sound analysis of land law principles

Syllabus

  • Introduction to the principles of succession
  • Wills
  • Formalities: Family provision, testacy and intestacy
  • Personal representatives
  • Grants of representations
  • The procedure in administering an estate

 

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Guide for Distance Learners

 

Qualification Specification


Exam Sample Questions

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Entry Requirements

One of the following is required or equivalent - if unsure, please contact us 0845 862 7000
UK Graduates require either an LL.B, BA LAW or CPE/GDL which has successfully been completed within the last 7 years. However, if a degree has been attained prior to this, then consideration may be given subject to the applicant's level of experience since attaining their degree. Please contact NALP to discuss eligibility.
Graduates who have gained their LLB oustide of the UK should have studied The English Legal System as part of their undergraduate course and provide evidence of this on applying for the the Level 7 Diploma in Paralegal Practice.
If you are a non UK law Graduate and have NOT studied the English Legal System, you have the option of studying Part 1 of the Level 4 Diploma in Paralegal Studies: General Principals of Law before commencing this course. NB you also require evidence of English Language proficiency at IELTS Level 6 or equivalent