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Contract is one of the central subjects of private law and is one of the main branches of the law of obligations, the other being Delict and Unjustified Enrichment. Contract Law covers obligations which are voluntary in nature. Every day we make contracts from buying a newspaper to buying a house. Contract Law is an area where Scots law and English law are very similar, and this course will cover Scots contract law but also highlight where English law differs with the aim of giving students a working knowledge of contract in both countries.
|Second Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Contracts are legally enforceable agreements. Parties are free to agree to perform any lawful purpose but having made an agreement they are legally obliged to perform as agreed. The course provides students with a sound knowledge of the core principles of the law of contract (an essential element of any legal system without which commerce could not function) with particular reference to the Law of Scotland and the Law of England. Scots and English Contract Law are similar but not identical, in particular Scot Law does not require consideration for the formation of a valid contract. The course will include a consideration of such topic as how contracts are formed by offer and acceptance, the incorporation of legal terms, the circumstances in which apparent contracts are rendered legally and void, the legal regulation of unfair terms, express and implied contract terms, the interpretation of contractual contracts, frustration of contract, breach of contract and remedies for breach.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Essay between 750 - 1,200 words.
There are no assessments for this course.
|ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.