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Postgraduate Course: Private Client (LAWS11253)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits15 ECTS Credits7.5
SummaryTo develop the practical skills of taking instructions, preparing wills, administering executries and trusts and dealing with those suffering from adult incapacity.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Blocks 1-3 (Sem 1-2)
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 150 ( Lecture Hours 42, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 28, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 28, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Classwork 30%, Exam 70%
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Private Client3:30
Resit Exam Diet (August)Private Client3:30
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students should be able to:-
Understand the Law of Intestate succession and be able to explain the implications
Draft Intestate documents
Draft testamentary documents and understand the tax implications of such documents
Understand the Law of Testate Succession and be able to explain the tax implications
Understand the law on Trusts, their uses and applications, and be able to explain their implications, including tax implications
Understand the law on incapacity as it applies to the field
Administer an executry
Understand tax implications
Understand the process of giving financial advice to companies and individuals, including the tax elements of this
Demonstrate professional ethics and standards
Interview
Demonstrate appropriate writing and drafting
Demonstrate professional communication
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMs Rebecca Samaras
Tel: (0131 6)50 6524
Email: rebecca.samaras@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Margaret Stewart
Tel: (0131 6)50 2004
Email: margaret.stewart@ed.ac.uk
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