Legal Secretarial – Scots Law

About the Course

This comprehensive course offers approximately 25 hours of study time, providing in-depth knowledge and expertise in various legal specialisms, including Conveyancing, Criminal Law, and Family Law.

Through a series of self-paced modules, participants will explore the different documentation and terminology used in each key legal area. The course offers flexible online study options or the choice to attend our training centres.

Ideal for individuals seeking to work in a legal office specialising in Scots Law, this professional legal secretary training ensures relevance and practicality.

Legal Secretarial – Scots Law

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Course Info

Duration 25 HOURS (Actual course duration will vary from individual to individual, based on prior skills and application)
Training Type Course
Study Type In centre, Online

Awards & Qualifications

Awarded 25 CPD points upon successful completion

Is this course right for me?

This specialized training course is specifically designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career as a Legal Secretary or Legal Administrator within the realm of Scots Law. It provides essential knowledge and skills necessary to excel in these roles, ensuring a solid foundation for professional success.

Awarded 25 CPD points upon successful completion
Duration 25 HOURS (Actual course duration will vary from individual to individual, based on prior skills and application)

Course Content

There are six modules in this course:

Module One: The legal profession encompasses the qualification as a Solicitor, the invaluable support provided by the Law Society of Scotland, the integral role of support staff such as legal secretaries and administrators. It also involves an understanding of how laws are made, the structure of Scottish courts, effective forms of communication, legal document layout, and the importance of maintaining accurate financial records.

Module Two: Explore the fundamentals of criminal law and criminal procedure, including attendance notes, statements of the accused, witness letters and statements. Delve into the intricacies of trials, judgements, and even learn how to prepare an invoice. Enhance your understanding with this comprehensive guide.

Module Three: Learn the fundamental aspects of wills, such as will preparation, codicils, power of attorney, rules of intestacy, initial writ, grant of confirmation, beneficiary correspondence, and executry accounts. Enhance your understanding with refined word choice, improved structure, enhanced readability, and eloquence, while preserving the original meaning.

Module Four: Civil litigation encompasses various stages and procedures, including the introduction, letter before action, summary cause summons, serving the summons, defences, a record, a motion, and the court of session.

Module Five: This module provides an overview of family law, covering the fundamental divorce process. It includes a comprehensive divorce instruction form, initial writ, notice of intention to defend, necessary adjustments, affidavits, and child welfare hearings.

Module Six: Learn the essentials of conveyancing, including the land register, property sales, stages in a conveyancing transaction, advance notices, property enquiry certificates, settlement statements, and the final completion process. Enhance your understanding of this intricate field with clarity, precision, and eloquence.

Course Overview

Aims and Objectives

This course aims to enhance your understanding of various legal departments, along with the procedures, legal terminology, and documentation employed in Scots Law. Through refined word choice, improved structure, enhanced readability, and eloquent expression, we strive to provide you with a comprehensive and enriching learning experience.

Career Path

A profession in Legal Administration offers immense fulfilment. You have the opportunity to advance your career as a Senior Legal Secretary or explore various other legal specializations. These options pave the way for personal growth and professional success.

Pre-Requisites

Prior to commencing this course, it is advisable to possess a proficient level of Microsoft Word proficiency, alongside a solid command of written and spoken English.

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