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Course Details in 2019/20 Session

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Module Title LI Law for Accountancy and Business
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 26305
Module Lead Gordon Scott
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Full Term
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Guided independent study-130 hours
Seminar-28 hours
Lecture-42 hours
Total: 200 hours

This module is designed to enable students to understand legal issues relevant to the role and practices of professional accountancy. The module introduces students to the role and nature of law, and explains how companies are formed, and the role and responsibilities of company officers. Students learn about contract law and issues of negligence in relation to accounting. The module explains the role of trusts, and legal and regulatory issues relating to intellectual property and information technology.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • identify the role, nature and different sources of law;
  • explain how to form a company and identify the various forms of trusts;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the legal implications of issuing share and loan capital and how returns are made to the providers of such capital;
  • define the elements of a legally binding contract and identify the legal issues surrounding contract disputes;
  • identify the legal issues relating to agency and partnership and non contractual liabilities (torts) such as negligence;
  • define key elements of intellectual property and identify legal and regulatory issues associated with the use of information technology;
  • identify the legal issues associated with insolvency and restructuring.
Assessment 26305-01 : 2 hr Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (75%)
26305-02 : 1 hr Class Test : Class Test (25%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
A written examination of 2 hours. (75%)
A Class test or assignment based on Semester 1 material (25%)

Reassessment: 2 hour examination (100%)
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