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Course Overview

This is a second level course, which is compulsory for LLB students planning to become professional lawyers. The course consists of four elements: the law of agency, the law of partnership, company law and insolvency law. The lectures will focus on the creation of agency, partnership and companies of different types; the rules that enable these commercial organisations to function; and the law concerning the termination of these commercial organisations. One reason for these organisations coming to an end is that they become insolvent. The rules on insolvency and bankruptcy will be a significant element of the course.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Andrew Simpson

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of LS1522 Legal Method (Studied) or () or Bachelor of Laws (Accelerated)
  • One of Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5 or () or Bachelor of Laws (Accelerated)
  • LS1025 Legal System (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Law (LS) (Studied) or Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course provides an introduction to several important areas of law relating to commercial organisations, namely the law of agency, the law relating to partnerships and companies. The course also introduces the law of insolvency (both corporate and non-corporate).

Further Information & Notes

This course is compulsory for the LLB degree. The School of Law offers teaching within this subject area for non-law students in its Business Law courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

In or around week nine, students will be required to complete an online multiple-choice quiz, for which they will receive feedback instantly through myAberdeen. A feedback session will be offered after the exam results are returned. 


Students will be offered meetings with the course co-ordinator to discuss any problems arising out of the formative assessment. Feedback will also be provided on an ongoing basis in the form of tutors' comments to students' contributions in tutorials. Students who wish to discuss their exam performance will be able to arrange a meeting with the course co-ordinator to do so.

Course Learning Outcomes


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