Module title: Law of Succession and Trusts

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LAW09123
Module leader: Leslie Dodd
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law

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2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Leslie Dodd
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and teaching
LO 1-6
A combination of lectures and tutorials will explain key principals concepts and legal issues in the law of succession and trusts. problem based exercises in tutorials will allow students to enhance their problem solving and analytical skills as well as developing their oral skills in the discussion of issues related to succession and trusts

Assessment (formative and summative)
LO 1-6
Coursework will consist of an essay to develop research skills , analysis and the use of legal resources as well as enabling students to demonstrate their knowledge of the law and the ability to discuss complex legal issues There will also be a real life based problem solving exercise involving calculation of sums due on a simulated intestacy to promote skills in applying the law to a particular practical situation.This allows both a formative and summative assessment of the students abililty to gather and retrieve information from various sources and apply that knowledge to the coursework questions. A summative exam consisting of problem solving and analytical questions will test knowledge and the abillity to crtitically analyse topics related to the law of succesion and trusts.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
LO 2-6
Guest speakers, when available, will provide the students with an insight to the practical application of the law of succession
Students will be required to undertake research and reading for coursework and tutorial preparation and will have to use both online and library resources
The ability to retrieve and apply infromation and will be assessed in coursework and examination

Research/teaching linkages
LO 2-6
In preparation for coursework, examination and tutorials as well as in participation in tutorials students will be encouraged and expected to use research skills using textbooks, journal articles and online resources.
The module leader will also make use of his own research in the subject a

Formative Assessment:
On-going formative assessment on student progress will be given during classes

Summative Assessment:
Assessments for this module are reflected in section 17.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 30
Face To Face Tutorial 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 163
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 25 1 - 6 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Practical Skills Assessment 25 1, 2, 3, 5 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1 - 3 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Legal capacity of persons
Nature and classification of trusts
Creation, operation and termination of trusts
Intestate succession
Testate succession
Legal Rights
Issues in private international law
Role of legal profession and others in practice

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Analyse the law of succession and trusts.
LO2: Critically reflect on the role of the legal profession and others in relation to succession and trusts
LO3: Undertake independent research and manage a volume of legal sources and select key material to construct a written answer to a problem.
LO4: Present information in numerical form relating to testate and intestate succession
LO5: Make critical judgements on the relative and absolute merits of particular arguments and solutions
LO6: Critically reflect on the social and economic context of the law of succession and trusts

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
LAW09123 Reading List 2017/18