Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
LAM0420
Module Title
Aspects of Commercial Contracting
Academic Year
2021/2022
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment ORAL PRESENTATION  20%
Semester Assessment WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT OF 6,000 WORDS  80%
Supplementary Assessment ORAL PRESENTATION TO BE DELIVERED, IF FAILED  20%
Supplementary Assessment WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT OF 6,000 WORDS TO BE SUBMITTED, IF FAILED  80%

Learning Outcomes

understand some of the problems of commercial contracting and how to deal with, or avoid them, where that is possible. The aimof the module is to enhance the students' abilities to analyse legal problems and to use legal rules to achieve required commercial ends.

Brief description

Contracts lie at the heart of business law and this module examines some of the fundamentals of commercial contracting, allowing the student to give more detailed and focused attention to the issues than was possible at undergraduate level. This module should combine well with most others as part of a coherent scheme of study. It will consider - standard form contracts; the planning of performance; the trends in interpretation of contracts; the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977; the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations of 1999; the position of third parties (eg in relation to their acquiring the protection of exemption clauses); and the use of liquidated damages clauses, penalty clauses and related devices; some some questions in relation to the scope of contractual damages; duress and undue influence problems.

Content

1. Introduction
2. Standard Form contracts
3. Planned performance
4. Interpreting contracts
5. Exemption clauses - the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
6. Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1994
7. Third parties
8. Liquidated damages / Penalty clauses
9. Scope of damages
10. Duress and Undue Influence

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Seminar discussion and assessment

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7