Business Entities

Module code: LLBP 2052

Module description:

This module will introduce students to the various ways in which it is possible to organise a business. It examines the advantages and disadvantages of a range of options including sole traderships, partnerships and companies. There is considerable input from common law and statute in addition to fictional and real-life case studies. The module examines the full life cycle of a business from formation through management and financing to their dissolution. Issues of contemporary business theory such as corporate social responsibility and the influence of the EU are also discussed.

The module has a comparative and practical approach as it examines a number of common business legal themes: the nature of the internal management relationship;financing a business; terminating a business through insolvency. It involves a high level of integrated legal skills such as problem solving, legal research and practical commercial awareness via interctive sessions that include the use of internal and external expert guest speakers.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Seminars: 44 hours


  • Presentation: 20%
  • Essay: 40%
  • Essay: 40%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books

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