Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module introduces students to the English Legal System and some aspects of business law which are relevant to accounting and the accounting profession.
Distinction between civil and criminal law; the court system; the doctrine of precedent and main rues of statutory interpretation; the essentials of a binding contract; contract terms; vitiating factors affecting contract; ways in which a contract can be discharged; remedies for breach of contract; distinction between contracts of employment and contracts for services; distinction between unfair and wrongful dismissal; health & safety duties.
A student passing this module should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the legal environment in which accounting operates; (PLO1)
2. Analyse arguments and scenarios and apply the law, drawing reasoned conclusions; (PLO5)
3. Find, extract and analyse data from legal sources and reference these correctly; (PLO6)
4. Present information in a form which will be understood by its intended audience. (PLO8)
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