Private Law of Scotland III module (LW32041)

Learn about aspects of Scottish private law required for qualification as a solicitor or advocate in Scotland

On this page


Module code


This module introduces you to aspects of Scottish private law, which are essential for solicitors or advocates. You will learn about insurance law, personal insolvency, trusts, diligence, execution of documents and some aspects of civil evidence.

These topics interconnect with many other areas of law and are all important in commercial practice.

What you will learn

In this module you will:

  • gain an essential understanding of Scottish private law for solicitor/advocate practice, expanding beyond Level 1 or 2
  • develop commercial awareness, analyse factual scenarios
  • study key topics related to commercial practice
  • learn how to express yourself clearly both orally and in writing

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • offer commercially focused legal advice drawing on the relevant legal principles and materials
  • work well in group situations, discussing and resolving legal problems
  • have a good working knowledge of when formal documentation is required, and how to ensure it is signed properly (execution of documents)
  • demonstrate enhanced legal communication skills in both spoken and written forms

Assignments / assessment

  • tutor marked exam (100%)

Teaching methods / timetable

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • independent study

You will be taught using a combination of lectures and seminars. Lectures will be used to present legal concepts with an element of interaction. Seminars will enable you to engage with the concepts taught in class in a small group, with student-led discussion. You will be expected to engage in advanced problem-solving involving the application of legal concepts to factual scenarios.

This module does not have a final exam.


This module is available on following courses: