Final Level, half course, two lectures per week.
18 NQF credits at HEQSF level 8
Convener: Professor M Paleker
Course entry requirements: Successful completion of all Preliminary and Intermediate Level courses and in particular, family law, property law, contract law, and the law of delict.
The aim of this course is to teach the rules and procedures that courts and litigants are obliged to follow when litigating different kinds of civil suits.
The course covers the civil procedure of the High Court, the Magistrates’ Court and the Small Claims Court. Accordingly, the following subject areas will be covered: Alternative dispute resolution, jurisdiction of the courts; locus standi; parties to proceedings; service of process; applications; actions; provisional sentence; matrimonial proceedings; legal drafting; and ethics. The course also covers broader access to justice issues and the impact of the Constitution on civil justice and civil justice reform.
DP requirements: None.
Assessment: Coursework: 50% Examination: 50%