Gibraltar has its own legal system, which although based on the English judicial system, has its own laws and distinctive character.
The course aims are:
This course is a statutory requirement by virtue of The Amendment to the Supreme Court Act (2015). This legislation requires all persons who wish to be admitted and enrolled as either a solicitor or barrister of the Supreme Court of Gibraltar and who have completed the Solicitors’ LPC or been called to the Bar in England and Wales to complete three mandatory components. One of these components is academic which is delivered by way of a Professional Certificate of Competence in Gibraltar Law.
This course is independently recognised by the Gibraltar Bar Council. The awarding body for this course is the University of Gibraltar. The University is the academic institution and, as such, the provider of the course and examinations and is not involved in determining who is eligible to practise law in Gibraltar. Enquiries on whether a person is eligible to practise law in Gibraltar are to be made to the Legal Services Regulatory Authority on firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Gibraltar will be running this course on a part-time basis. It commences on 4th October 2022, and sessions will take place once a week (Tuesdays) from 18:00 – 20:00 on our main campus. These times take into account those already in employment.
|1. The Gibraltar Legal System/ Solicitors Accounts Rules & Disciplinary Matters|
|2. Civil Litigation – Court Structure/ Civil Procedure Rules|
|4. Constitutional Law|
|5. EU Law|
|6. International Law|
|7. Family Law|
|8. Criminal Law|
|9. Criminal Procedure|
|10. Planning Law|
|11. Property Law|
|12. Employment Law|
|13. Maritime Law|
|14. Landlord & Tenant Law|
|15. Tax Law|
|16. Financial Services|
|17. Business Licencing & Consumer Rights|
|18. Company Law|
|19. Gaming Law|
|20. Distributed Ledger Technology|
|21. Trust Law|
The sequence in which each topic will be covered and the contents of each session may be subject to change.
Rowan Pennington Benton, Barrister
To be eligible for this course, candidates should hold a Law degree or a legal qualification such as CILEx level 6. If English is not your first language, you will need to provide proof of competence in English which is acceptable to the University.
The course fee for academic year 2022/2023 is £2,600.00
This includes tuition, course materials and examination fees.
Applications for Academic year 2022/2023 have now closed. Should you wish to register your interest for the next Law course, please fill out an enquiry form below.