Our BASIC COURSE IN LEGAL STUDIES Course is on Thursday evenings 7:30 – 9:30pm, beginning the 27th September 2018 and runs for 10 weeks.
This course will include a visit to the courts and will cover the following:
Week 1: Introduction to the Irish Court System: 1) Small Claims, 2) District Court, 3) Circuit
Courts, 4) High Court, 5) Supreme Court . . . and 6) European Court of Human Rights. The
differences between the Common Law and the Law of Equity.
Week 2: Personal Rights under The Irish Constitution. Negligence: Duty of Care, Standard of
Care; Personal Injuries, Burden of Proof. Examples of Court Documents in Negligence and
Personal Injuries Cases.
Week 3: Negligence: Duty of Care, Standard of Care; Personal Injuries, Burden of Proof.
Examples of Court Documents in Negligence and Personal Injuries Cases. Pitfalls of taking a
case re Costs.
Week 4: Statute of Limitations. Differences between Civil Law and Criminal Law. Murder,
Week 5: Sexual Offences, Rape, Sexual Assaults.
Week 6: Criminal Defences and the Rights of the Suspect under the Irish Constitution.
Week 7: Theft and Fraud Offences.
Week 8: Wills: What Constitutes a Valid Will. Case law outlining challenges made to wills.
Week 9: Squatters Rights: Adverse Possession.
Week 10: Occupiers Liability / Introduction to Contract Law.
Tutor: Bernard Stobie of Stobie Solicitors Swords LL.B., Barrister-At-Law, LL.M
Registration for our courses is available by going onto our school website www.malahidecs.ie and clicking on the ‘Enrol Here’ button on the right-hand-side of the screen, by postal registration using the form on the inside cover of our Programme or on our walk-in enrolment night on Monday 17th September 2018, 7:30pm – 9.00pm. Students can meet the course tutors at this session. Complimentary tea/coffee will also be available at this enrolment/open evening.