Law of Contract Assignment Help

Aim

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with an understanding of aspects of

the law of contract and tort and the skill to apply them, particularly in business

situations.

Unit abstract

The unit introduces the law of contract, with a particular emphasis on the

formation and operation of business contracts. Learners are encouraged to

explore the content of these agreements and then develop skills relating to the

practical application of business contracts, including offer, acceptance,

intention, consideration and capacity. Relevant case law examples will be

covered. Learners will consider when liability in contract arises, the nature of

the obligations on both sides of the contract, and the availability of remedies

when a contract is not fulfilled in accordance with its terms.

Additionally, the unit will enable learners to understand how the law of tort

differs from the law of contract and examine issues of liability in negligence

relating to business and how to avoid it.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

1 Understand the essential elements of a valid contract in a business context

2 Be able to apply the elements of a contract in business situations

3 Understand principles of liability in negligence in business activities

4 Be able to apply the principles of liability in negligence in business situations.

 

 1.2 Indicative Unit content

1  Understand the essential elements of a valid contract in a business

.    Context

Essential elements: offer and acceptance; intention to create legal relations;

consideration; capacity; privity of contract (note vitiating factors are

included in Unit 27: Further Aspects of Contract and Tort)

Types of contract: face to face; written; distance selling; impact

Types of terms: condition; warranty; innominate term; express; implied;

.    exclusion clauses and their validity

.    2  Be able to apply the elements of a contract in business situations

Elements: application of relevant principles and case law to business scenarios

Specific terms: contents of standard form business contracts; analysis of

express terms, implied terms and exclusion clauses in a given contract

Effect of terms: breach of condition, warranty and innominate terms; legality of

.    exemption clauses; outline of remedies; damages

.    3  Understand principles of liability in negligence in business activities

Negligence: differences to contract; duty of care; breach of duty; damage –

causation and remoteness of damage; personal injuries; damage to property;

economic loss; occupier liability

.    Liability: employer’s liability; vicarious liability; health and safety issues

4  Be able to apply principles of liability in negligence in business

.    situations

Negligence: application of the legal principles of negligence and relevant

statutory and case law to business scenarios including: personal injuries,

damage to property, economic loss, occupier liability; defences; contributory

negligence; remedies

 1.3 Learning outcomes and assessment criteria

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

Assessment criteria for pass

The learner can:

LO1 Understand the

essential elements of avalid contract in a

business context

1.1 explain the importance of the essential

elements required for the formation of a valid

contract

 

1.2 discuss the impact of different types of

Contract

 

1.3 analyse terms in contracts with reference to

.    their meaning and effect

LO2 Be able to apply the elements of a contract in business situations2.1 apply the elements of contract in given

business scenarios

 

2.2 apply the law on terms in different contracts

 

2.3 evaluate the effect of different terms in given

.    contracts

LO3 Understand principles of liability in negligence in business activities

 

3.1 contrast liability in tort with contractual liability

 

3.2 explain the nature of liability in negligence

 

3.3 explain how a business can be vicariously

liable

LO4 Be able to apply

principles of liability innegligence in business

situations

4.1 apply the elements of the tort of negligence

and defences in different business situations

 

4.2 apply the elements of vicarious liability in

given business situations.

 1.4 Guidance
Links

This unit links with all the law units in the BTEC Higher Nationals in Business

Essential resources

Learners will require access to law reports and contractual documents, such as

existing business standard form contracts.

Employer engagement and vocational contexts

Centres should develop links with local businesses. Many businesses and

chambers of commerce want to promote local business and are often willing to

provide visit opportunities, guest speakers or information about their business

and the local business context.Order Now

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

1 Step 1
GET INSTANT ASSIGNMENT HELP BY PHD EXPERTS FROM UNITED KINGDOM
keyboard_arrow_leftPrevious
Nextkeyboard_arrow_right