Dispute Resolution

Module code: LW3571

What’s the difference between formal and informal resolution schemes? How do their core values affect how we practise them? By looking at the features of conflict resolution techniques, you'll explore how they interact with the courts and how the law regulates them. Through your own research you'll discover the many reasons behind the promotion of various dispute resolution schemes, and how they affect people’s lives.

You'll discover the core principles and regulations underpinning the various dispute resolution (DR) methods. This will cover the mainstream adjudicative and consensual DR methods such as court adjudication, arbitration, mediation, and consumer redress. While studying this module you'll become aware of the DR methods, and the circumstances required, for making these processes appropriate for resolving civil disputes.

Topics covered

  • Civil procedure 
  • Enforcement
  • Adjudication schemes
  • Tribunals
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • ADR and their interactions with the courts
  • Online Dispute Resolution

Learning 

  • 20 hours of lectures
  • 4 hours of tutorials
  • 126 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Essay, 4,000 words (100%)