Business Law - CB561

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2018-19 2019-20
Medway Autumn and Spring
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6 30 (15) MRS SE Tarrant







A synopsis of the curriculum

  • English Legal System, Legal Process, Dispute settlement (outline);
  • Law of Contract –formation, terms, vitiating elements, discharge and remedies;
  • Contracts for the sale of goods – implied terms;
  • Consumer credit (outline);
  • Negligence – general principles and negligent mis-statement;
  • Law of Business Organisations - classification of business organisations, main principles applying to partnerships and registered companies;
  • Employment Law - contract of employment, the main employment rights created by the common law and statute.
  • Details

    This module appears in:

    Contact hours

  • Lectures:44 hours
  • Seminars:21 hours
  • Independent study: 235 hours

  • Total hours: 300

    Method of assessment

    Examination – 3 hour unseen (70%); Written Assessment – Problem Question (10%); Written Assessment – Research Exercise (10%) and MCQ (10%)

    Preliminary reading

    MacIntyre, E., (2013), Essentials of Business Law, (Longman), 3rd ed

    Riches & Allen, Keenan and Riches, (2013), Business Law, (Longman), 11th Ed

    See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

    See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

    Learning outcomes

    Knowledge and understanding of the relationship between business and the law.

    Knowledge and understanding of the role of law in facilitating and regulating the formation of business transactions with e.g. customers and suppliers.

    Knowledge and understanding of the legal structure governing business organisations.
    Knowledge and understanding of the main laws governing the employment of staff.

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