15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module aims to give students an understanding of the principles of commercial law within the system of English law, which is a popular choice of law in commercial transactions. It will examine the main concepts and principles of commercial law and how these apply to a number of common commercial transactions.  The course will examine legal and judicial doctrines critically, to evaluate the conflicts, inconsistencies and tensions between the principles. Transactions/issues considered could include, for example, the interpretation of contractual terms, the laws of agency, limitations and restrictions of liability and security transactions.

Staff Contact: ZHU SALLY
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK