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Module Title LI Business Law
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Accounting
Module Code 07 34275
Module Lead Steve Keepax
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-42 hours
Seminar-28 hours
Guided independent study-130 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description 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.
  • Identify 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 34275-01 : Class test : Class Test (50%)
34275-02 : 2 Hour Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:

A written examination of 2 hours. (75%)
A 2 hour Class test (25%)


3 hour examination (100%).
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