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Private Law of Consumer Protection (15 Credits)

Module code: LLBP 2047

Module description

This is an optional 15 credit module available in year 2. It is a useful subject on a personal level because we are consumers. In addition, it is a subject that will be useful for anyone with an interest in business law because consumer rights are retailer obligations.

The subject content addresses the general map of private law regulation. This is the legislation that gives consumers rights that they can enforce. The module also looks at the conceptual and theoretical basis for having rights for consumers.

The substantive legal content is based on the implied terms relating to quality and fitness applicable to the consumer sale of goods. The module also unpacks the range of remedies available for consumers following a breach of the implied terms by the seller. This is all from the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and reference is made to the EU Directive on consumer sales which introduced the relevance of producer public statements to the assessment of quality. The directive also introduced the regime of remedies covering repair, replacement, price reduction and termination of the contract which sit alongside the traditional UK short term right to end the contract for a refund.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 22 hours


  • Private client report (2250 words): 100%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books