Judicial Reasoning

London Corporate Training
Course summary
Professional Training
5 days
3,500 GBP excl. VAT
Course Dates
3,500 GBP

Course description

Judicial Reasoning

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • Members of the judiciary of all grades
  • Prosecutors
  • Trainee judges and prosecutors
  • Court clerks
  • Legal and administrative personnel of tribunals
  • Counsels of States
  • Legislative drafters
  • Members of Parliament participating in legislative drafting committees
  • Lawyers
  • Legal professionals, clerks of chambers and paralegals
  • Law graduates wishing to take either the judicial or prosecutorial route

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Enhance the ability to engage ‘critically’ and logically in judicial reasoning
  • Develop the skills to articulate sound legal arguments
  • Strengthen the understanding of the moral, social and political aspects of legal reasoning
  • Understand the relationship between statutes and cases
  • Appreciate the role of Judges and Human Rights
  • In-depth understanding of the role of rights in administrative, civil and criminal justice processes
  • Understand the substantive role and constitutional position of judges
  • Master judicial approaches to statutory interpretation and the influence of international instruments on those approaches
  • Gain an in-depth appreciation of the fundamental elements of the rule of law, and the significance of fairness and justice in social and legal systems
  • Identify rapidly key issues in cases and be able to summarise key points succinctly, accurately and with high impact
  • Strengthen legal research skills using primary and secondary sources
  • Kolb’s Adult Learning Styles Model
  • Respond coherently to challenging questions about the law by the use of legal referencing

Training Course Content

Week 1: Judicial Reasoning

  • Explore ‘What’ the ‘Law’ should mean to you
  • Legal, moral and judicial facets explained
  • Why the nature of law evolves, its significance to society, and how big data drivers will drive future law-making
  • Legislative interpretation
  • Applied legislation for interpretation – Persons of legislative interpretations (PLIs)
  • Techniques for developing and evidencing a reasoned argument • Rebuttable v. non-rebuttable presumptions
  • Judicial precedent v. freedom to exercise judicial discretion: scoping and limitations
  • The base for logical reasoning
  • The aspects of judicial reasoning
  • The relationships and roles of parliaments and courts
  • Reasoning techniques to reach decisions
  • The ‘neighbour’ principle as outlined by Lord Atkin
  • Internal and external justification of conclusions of law – dictum justifications
  • Use v. misuse of deduction
  • Use v. misuse of ‘coherence-based’ arguments
  • Consequential arguments
  • Rhetorical analysis of legal reasoning – verbal and writing skills
  • The role of human rights and the reason for their emergence
  • The relevance of human rights in judicial reasoning and decision-making
  • Understanding the framework for human rights in different jurisdictions
  • Legal skills, problem-solving, and good writing skills
  • Anatomy of the complexities in law and justice – similarities and differences
  • The role of the successful judge in modern society

Why choose London Corporate Training

We have trained over 2,500 delegates from almost 600 client organisations

Complimentary Heathrow transfer (one-way)

Endorsed by various organisational and subject specific accrediting bodies


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London Corporate Training (LCT)

London Corporate Training have been established in the education, consulting and training industries for two decades. They work as a training team from their head office in London and aim to ensure all of their course participants receive the highest...

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