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LAW4005 Elements of Contract Law

Description

This module begins with a consideration of the elements necessary to form a binding contract, including offer and acceptance, intention, certainty of terms and consideration. The major elements capable of vitiating a contract are examined, namely duress, mistake and misrepresentation (in relation to the Misrepresentation Act 1967). The incorporation of contractual terms, and their general regulation through the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 and the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999, is considered. The module concludes with the consideration of the performance of contracts, the methods by which contracts can be discharged, the relief available for a contract discharged through frustration and the remedies available for a breach of contract.

Credits

30

Assessment

25% essay
75% exam

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