Module Identifier LPM1010  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Professor John R Williams  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite LPM0140 , LPM0505 , LPM0325 , LPM0215  
Professional Exemptions Law Society validated study scheme  

Brief description

This module is only available to students registered on the PGDip Legal Practice.

This module enables students to advise and assist clients in the field of Advanced Commercial Law. The module is designed to ensure that the student appreciates the needs of the business client in both contentious and non contentious matters. The module will be delivered in an interactive manner and the students will be taken through commercial contracts and their enforcement, the needs of the business environment and the impact of competition law.


1. Introduction and Knowledge base particularly Contract Law and Human Rights legislation

2. Negotiating Commercial Contracts and Agreements for sale of goods in the UK and EU and international markets
Intellectual Property rights
Other contracts e.g. for services
Distribution and Agency agreements

3. Litigation applicable to commercial law
Arbitration and mediation

4. Raising finance and perfecting security
Credit factoring
Securitisation and derivatives

5. Company and Commercial sales
Breach of trade

6. Competition Law
Commercial disputes
E commerce


This module is at CQFW Level 7