Commercial Law

Module code: LW3310
Module co-ordinator: Dr Ben Adodo

Module outline

Commercial law is about legal transactions involving goods. The most basic commercial transaction is a sale of goods. Sales vary widely in nature, from the purchase of a newspaper over a shop counter to an oil transaction worth many thousands of pounds. This module examines what can go wrong with such contracts and looks at the remedies that are available when things do go wrong. For example, what is the legal position if the goods are defective or unsuitable for the buyer's purposes, or they are destroyed before the buyer takes delivery, or if someone buys goods that the seller has no right to sell? These are just some of the questions we consider.


  • 39 one-hour lectures
  • Eight one-hour tutorials


  • Essay 1, 2,500 words (40%)
  • Essay 2, 2,500 words (60%)


  • Only available to final year students.