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Public Law of Consumer Protection (15 Credits)

Module code: LLBP2048

Module description

This is a 15 credit module.

The module will examine elements of the public law of consumer protection of the UK, which is based on EU legislation. It will examine the following topics-

  • Public law regulation: How and why
  • Unfair commercial practices by sellers
  • Misleading practices
  • Aggressive practices
  • Average consumer test
  • Enforcement
  • Defences

Learning Outcomes

  1. To understand and apply the general principles underpinning the public regulation of consumer transactions
  2. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the contextual aspects of the public law regulation of consumer transactions
  3. Demonstrate analytical and deductive reasoning through problem solving
  4. Demonstrate an ability to present a coherent written argument and advice based on personal research

Contact hours per student per year

  • Seminars: 22 hours

Assessments

  • Private client report (2250 words): 100%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books