English Law of Obligations module (LW31026)

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English Law of Obligations


The aim of this module is to develop a solid understanding of the principles of tortious liability and contract law in English law and how these differ from Scots Law. The module will fulfil both Obligations (I and II) of the qualifying law degree requirements in England and Wales.

Examples of content

  • Introduction and historical background essential to understanding English Law
  • Overview of Torts including early development of Negligence and Intentional Torts
  • Trespass to Land and Occupiers’ Liability
  • Nuisance and the doctrine of Rylands v Fletcher
  • Defamation and other aspects of privacy
  • Introduction to origins and formalities of English contract law
  • Consideration - promissory estoppel, other aspects of variation
  • Misleading statements and duress
  • Misrepresentation / mistake
  • Remedies for breach of contract

SCQF credits

30 credits