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Introduction to Law

Module code: LAWG1007

Module description

This module will help to facilitate an understanding of the principle legal issues relevant to a person wishing to study accounting and finance.

As an introductory module available to students who have not previously studied law information will be provided on major sources of law, namely: case law, statute and delegated legislation and will provide an overview of the court structure.

This module will also consider the law of contract including rules of contract formation; contract terms and representations; discharge of contract and remedies for breach of contract. A brief introduction to business entities.

This module also considers briefly the nature of liability in tort, with particular reference to liability for professional advice.

This module also aims to provide the legal underpinning for the finance and accounting studies in years two and three of the programme.

Indicative module content is likely to include the following:

  • The English Legal System
  • Law of Contract
  • Business Organisations.
  • Tort of Negligence.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 22 hours
  • Tutorials: 8 hours per group

Assessments

Phase test, Term 2: Weighting 30%. The component receives a mark.

Examination: Part 1 is a seen question (80% weighting) and Part 2 is an unseen question (1 from a choice of  3) (20% weighting).

Weighting 70%. The component receives a mark.

The duration is 120 minutes.  

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books

 
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