Civil Procedure 


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.

Course outline:

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.

Course content:

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%