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Pleadings for Construction Disputes
Postgraduate course
Advanced Professional Diploma

Pleadings for Construction Disputes

This is a new course and is subject to academic validation. The course may be subject to change and confirmed details of the content of the course will be published on our Online Prospectus from January 2018, subject to the course having been validated for entry.
International Scholarships available

Overview

Construction law is a highly specialised field, often requiring the services of specialist barristers. If you have a masters in construction law or you are working as a construction solicitor, this course will assist you in the correct preparation of pleadings, reducing your reliance on counsel.

You will be taught by experts in the sector, including construction barristers, construction mediators and chartered arbitrators. Learning from their expertise, you will develop the specialist knowledge required to draft pleadings that can be used in construction dispute claims. You will be encouraged to share your own experiences from the workplace allowing you to put your learning into context and to make it specific to your own needs.

Taught over one or two weekends, the course will enable you to fit your learning around your working life.

This course has been designed by experts in construction law. Course Director Martin Green has been delivering our MSc Construction Law & Dispute Resolution for more than 15 years. Originally a civil engineer, Martin's interests now focus on arbitration and adjudication in construction disputes. Expert barristers will share their expertise and experiences to ensure your teaching is current and relevant.

As part of the School of Built Environment & Engineering, you will be able to access all the benefits of being a Leeds Beckett student. Our onsite Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing round the clock access to learning spaces and computers. You will also be able to access the support of our Student Hub and Student Wellbeing Team.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

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This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

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Entry Requirements

Requirements

Applicants must have an MSc in Construction Law or one which contains a substantial element of construction law OR must be a construction solicitor with at least 5 years post qualification construction law experience.
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements

Applicants must have an MSc in Construction Law or one which contains a substantial element of construction law OR must be a construction solicitor with at least 5 years post qualification construction law experience.
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
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Careers

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Teaching and learning

Principles of Drafting for Construction Disputes

Principles of Evidence for Construction Disputes

Martin Green
Martin Green
Course Director
Martin operated his own consultancy for 15 years, gaining experience in both design and contract administration. He is now actively involved in the assessment of Adjudicators and the organisation of continuing professional development events for both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the Society of Construction Law. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of their Education & Membership Committee and a member of the Chartered Institute of Building’s Contracts and Procurement Committee.
The White Book provides very little guidance for the drafting of pleadings in construction disputes and practitioners therefore often have to rely on the services of expert counsel to produce effective pleadings. This course provides a platform for expert counsel to share those skills with construction practitioners and claims consultants.
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Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed
Part-time rates for international students are not automatically displayed as there are specific visa requirements which generally limit students to study in the UK on a full-time basis. Should you wish to query your visa status you can contact Tier4 Compliance@leedsbeckett.ac.uk. If you are able to study on a part-time basis please contact fees@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for further information on course fees.

Facilities

  • Library and online resources
    Library and online resources

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

Location

City Campus

City Campus

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