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LAWS6947: Advanced Obligations and Remedies

2024 unit information

This unit will explore a number of contentious issues arising in the law of civil obligations and remedies. It will revise and build on the fundamentals in the areas of torts, contracts and equity and place particular emphasis on the interaction of these three fields of the law. Particular topics and problems will involve issues of: causation and scope of liability; controlling liability by contract; tort duties to third parties to contracts; assessing loss; duties of good faith; fiduciary duties and conflicts.

Unit details and rules

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Code LAWS6947
Academic unit Law
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Available to law graduates only

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the fundamental and advanced concepts and controversies underlying civil obligations and remedies
  • LO2. understand some of the practical difficulties of applying settled and developing concepts in practice
  • LO3. understand the potential for the law to develop further on particular issues
  • LO4. exercise their skills in critical analysis and application of the law, and their abilities to carry out independent research, to engage in oral and written discussion and to write clearly and concisely.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive August 2024
Block mode England
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive August 2023
Block mode England

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