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Course Overview

This course examines, through a series of lectures and tutorials, a number of important areas of Scots commercial and consumer law, including the sale and supply of goods and services, the hire of goods, consumer credit and insurance. It also, through lectures, workshops and a presentation, introduces students to the skills and techniques of advocacy in the context of a commercial and/or consumer dispute.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Mr Malcolm Combe

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

  • Law (LS) (Studied)
  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or () or Bachelor of Laws (Accelerated)
  • Either LS1025 Legal System (Passed) or LS1520 Contract (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

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

The course considers the most important statutory and common law principles of Scots Commercial and Consumer Law. Topics covered are: sale and supply of goods and services; hire of goods; insurance; consumer credit transactions and consumer protection. The course also introduces students to the skills and techniques of Advocacy, within the context of a commercial and/or consumer dispute.

Further Information & Notes

This course is compulsory for the LLB degree and assumes a considerable degree of legal knowledge. The Law School offers Business Law courses for non-LLB students as a more introductory course in this area, suitable for non-lawyers.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 7 - 13, 15 - 17
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17
  • 1 Workshop during University week11

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination, part Multiple-choice objective test and part written examination (75%) and one role-played Advocacy exercise assessed by means of oral presentation (25%) the mark of which will carry forward into the resit.

Resit: 1 two-hour examination, part Multiple-choice objective test and part written examination (75%). The mark for the Advocacy exercise will be carried forward.

Formative Assessment

Formative objective test in like form to assessed one but shorter, for home completion. Submission of answer to tutorial case study.


The case study will be discussed at tutorial, and further feedback on performance in the written exercise will be provided at a subsequent tutorial.

Written feedback on the formative objective test will also be provided.

Feedback will also be provided on an ongoing basis in the form of tutors' comments to students' contributions in tutorials. Students who fail on first attempt will be able to arrange a meeting in advance of the resit to discuss their examination performance.

Course Learning Outcomes


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