Law of Contract: Rules and theory of the law of contract

This area of law forms one of the two areas of law available for selection.

3.6 Rules and theory of the law of contract 

 

 

  • Origins and definition of contract law. Function of the law of contract
  • Theory of the law of contract as a set of rules enabling persons to freely make agreements on their own terms. Importance of contract law in economic development
  • Arguments for the development of a European and/or global contract law system
  • The relationship between human rights and contract law 
  • General awareness of the impact of judicial decisions, legislation and EU provisions relating to contract formation and discharge
  • Freedom of contract, relationship with consumer protection
  • The pervasive nature of law and society, law and morality and law and justice on the law of contract

 

 

 

 

 

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AS Unit 1 The Nature of Law and the Welsh and English Legal Systems

AS Unit 2 The Law of Tort

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