Criminal Law (Offences against the Person) or Contract Law
This unit will count towards the A2 qualification and involves studying the following areas of the Law.
Candidates will study either Section A or Section B
Section A Criminal Law (Fatal and non-fatal offences against the person)
Actus reus (including causation), mens rea (malice aforethought).
Defences of provocation and diminished responsibility.
Gross negligence manslaughter, unlawful act manslaughter.
Non-fatal offences against the person
Assault, battery, actual bodily harm, wounding and grievous bodily harm, wounding and grievous bodily harm with intent.
Insanity, automatism, intoxication, consent, self-defence/prevention of crime.
Critical evaluation of all of the above (with the exception of involuntary manslaughter), including consideration of proposals for reform.
Section B Contract
Offer, acceptance, consideration (including privity of contract),intention to create legal relations.
Express and implied terms, including terms implied by the Sale of Goods Act 1979, as amended, as to description (s13), satisfactory quality (s14(2)) and fitness for purpose (s14(3)), and by the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 as to description (s3), satisfactory quality and fitness for purpose (s4), reasonable care and skill (s13), and performance within a reasonable time (s14). Conditions, warranties and innominate terms. Common law and statutory approaches to, and control of, exclusion and limitation clauses.
Discharge of contract
Performance, frustration, breach.
Damages and equitable remedies, the right to reject in contracts for the sale and for the supply of goods and, in consumer contracts, to rescind or require repair, replacement or reduction in price.
Critical evaluation of all of the above (with the exception of discharge of contract), including consideration of proposals for reform.
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