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Module Title
Commercial Law

Commercial contracts; Agency; Partnership; Bankruptcy; Cautionary Obligations; Insurance; Carriage of Goods; Sale of Goods

SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedMay 2002
ApprovedDecember 2012
AmendedAugust 2013
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Prerequisites for Module

None, in addition to SCQF entry requirement or equivalent.

Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

To enable students to obtain a knowledge and understanding of the legal status of the main types of commercial contract and how they operate.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Consider the main forms of commercial transaction and relationships.
2. Critically evaluate the legal content of and requirements surrounding the key commercial contracts and relationships.
3. Apply the knowledge and understanding of key commercial contracts and relationships to practical situations.

Indicative Module Content

Introduction to different business vehicles; agency; sale of goods; supply of services; carriage of goods; insurance; money and banking; debt recovery and diligence; bankruptcy and insolvency; the influence of the EU on national commercial law.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Full TimePart Time
Online activities

Private Study

Directed Study
Private Study

Mode of Delivery

This is a lecture and tutorial based module. Lectures provide core module content. Tutorials develop associated higher level skills through student centred learning.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3
Component 2 1,2,3

Component 2 - Written coursework exercise worth 70% of the overall module grade.

Component 1 - Written coursework exercise worth 30% of the overall module grade.

Indicative Bibliography

1.DAVIDSON, F. and MACGREGOR, L., 2016. Commercial law in Scotland. 4th ed. Edinburgh: W. Green.
2.MACLEOD, J., 2016 Avizandum statutes on Scots commercial and consumer law 2016-17. 14th ed. Edinburgh: Avizandum.

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