Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction and Overview
    • Negotiating the contract
    • Formation of the contract
    • The content of the contract 1
    • The content of the contract 2
    • Performing the contract
    • Ending the contract
    • Undoing the contract: vitiating factors - Common Law
    • Undoing the contract: vitiating factors - Statute
    • The consequences of ending the contract: remedies
    • Resolving contract disputes - a practical guide
  • Study resources
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. explain and demonstrate the principles of contract law relevant to the formation and operation of a contract
  2. identify, interpret and explain standard clauses in business contracts and apply them to business scenarios
  3. identify risks inherent in negotiating, making and managing business contracts and discuss potential clauses and strategies to minimise those risks
  4. construct business directed communication related to contract development, interpretation, management and effect.
  • Assignment 1 - Problem based (20%)
  • Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Assignment 3 - Project (30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject covers the formation, negotiation and operation of contracts, the role and structure of the contents of a business contract including: boilerplate and common clauses, risk management and termination clauses, the type and scope of contract remedies and dispute resolution.

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