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Legal System - Basic Course

Course Type: Part Time and Evening
Institute Name: Malahide Community School - Adult Learning
Fee: 110
Duration: 10wks
Time: Monday 7.30-9.30pm
Course Locations: County Dublin

Course Details

This Course is run on a Monday night, 7:30 - 9:30pm 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, Assault.

 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.


The Class tutor is Bernard Stobie LL.B., Barrister-At-Law, LL.M and Costs andeuro;110

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