This unit considers the legal principles relevant to the formation and continuing validity of binding contracts and develops the legal skills of legal research, application and problem solving. This unit aims to equip you with the knowledge and understanding of the main principles and concepts of Contract law.
Criminal law seeks to enable you to gain an understanding of the key components of the subject. This includes general principles of criminal liability, offences against the person and property and general defences to criminal liability.
Equity and Trusts
Equity and Trusts Law encompasses many areas of law and in practice can provide solutions to otherwise insuperable problems. A grasp of the applicable concepts and principles is essential to an effective understanding of other areas of law.
Law of the European Union
The law of European Union unit covers both the principal institutional and substantive aspects of the law. The institutions of the E.U., the preliminary rulings procedure, primacy of E.U., actions before national courts and the enforcement of E.U. law, direct actions before the Court of Justice and judicial review, the free movement of persons, citizenship of the E.U., the free movement of goods and E.U. social policy.
This unit considers the legal principles that underpin land and property law. The unit aims to equip you with knowledge and understanding of these principles in order to analyse a factual scenario and provide advice to a notional client. It will also help students to develop legal research skills and the ability to undertake critical analysis of the law. The syllabus will include the following topics: the land registration system, rights of occupiers, mortgages, adverse possession, easements and other rights, freehold covenants, co-ownership and leases.
Legal Skills and Practice
This unit introduces English Legal System/Legal Method and professional legal skills including analysis, problem solving and legal research. You independently research evidence/procedure/ethics. The aim is to introduce and test your knowledge of the English Legal System (ELS) and allow exposure to an additional field of law, which is practically applied with assessment via a moot (courtroom presentation).
This unit concerns the law relating to the practice of government and the rights of individuals against the state. The unit includes study of the constitutional impact of E.U. membership and the European Court of Human Rights. The unit is intended to provide awareness of the law concerning the process of government, the institutions of government and the nature of the UK Constitution. Additionally, the unit provides an understanding of the rights of individuals against the state and an appreciation of the legal remedies available to an aggrieved citizen.
Law of Torts
The unit studies the meaning, nature, functions and ramifications of the law of torts. The syllabus covers diverse topics including all forms of trespass to the person and associated torts; negligence and its special application to economic loss and psychiatric injury; Occupiers' Liability; Product Liability; defamation; Nuisance; Liability under the Rule in Rylands v Fletcher; Causing Loss by Unlawful Means and Employers Liability.