The Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) introduces you to the first part of vocational training and aims to equip you with the relevant skills to begin a pupillage. Involves learning of Advocacy skills and professional ethics and conduct, as well as knowledge areas and core skills such as conferencing, advocacy, legal research skills, drafting, fact management, opinion writing, and dispute resolution. Required knowledge areas: civil litigation, evidence, criminal litigation and sentencing.
This module is provided to develop opinion writing skills. Including providing written advice to the instructing solicitor and lay client. Providing written advice in the forms of opinions is an important part of professional activity. Opinions must be practical, reliable, clear and well-presented.
This module provides knowledge and understanding of the various alternative methods of dispute resolution outside of the usual judicial process before courts or tribunals which may be executed prior to court hearing, during the litigation process, or prior to appeal, including mediation, negotiation, arbitration, early neutral evaluation, expert determination, and other alternative dispute resolution processes.
This optional module teahces content including but not limted to: The challenging of a will Advocacy Disputes over restrictive covenants Landlord and tenant disputes Contentious probate Mortgage possessions Drafting for residential possession order Chancery procedure Equitable remedies and interpretation of trust, and Advice and drafting on the legislation protecting business tenants Rights of way and boundaries Claim for breach of trust