LAW10350 Contract: Vitiating Factors and Remedies

Academic Year 2022/2023

This course will look at possible vitiating factors for a contract. Students will consider the capacity to contract of certain vulnerable groups, such as children. We will look at what happens if one of the parties enters the contract due to improper pressure that was placed on them be it duress or undue influence. We will also consider what is the effect of a party entering a contract because of a misrepresentation that was made or whilst labouring under a mistaken belief. We will also consider the effect on a contract of an unexpected event occuring after a contract has been entered but before it has been performed. We will also consider the range of remedies that are available following on from a breach of contract. Particular emphasis will be placed on damages and we will look at the principles underpinning the assesement of damages. Students will also consider the range of other remedies available that a court might award.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Students should be able to:Illustrate the limited capacity to contract of certain groups in society. Appreciate and distinguish betwen the range of factors that might vitiate a contract Differentiate between the various remedies that can be awarded where a contract has been breached. Evaluate the general principles that are applied by the court when they calculate the appropriate ammount of damages. Be aware of the range of remedies that may be appropriate following a breach of contractt.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning

80

Lectures

24

Tutorial

4

Total

108

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Two hour lecture and small group tutorials for student active engagement and participation. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Students taking this course must have done the module on Contract Formation (Law 10340) before taking this course.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Co-requisite:
LAW10340 - Contract: Formation

Incompatibles:
LAW41940 - Advanced Contract Law 2

Equivalents:
Law of Contract (LAW10250)


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: 2 hour end of Semester written examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No

100


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Written feedback to the group post assessment.

Name Role
Mr Andrew Woods Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 13:00 - 14:50
Tutorial Offering 1 Week(s) - 22, 24, 26, 32 Fri 09:00 - 09:50
Tutorial Offering 2 Week(s) - 23, 25, 29, 33 Fri 09:00 - 09:50
Tutorial Offering 3 Week(s) - 22, 24, 26, 32 Fri 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 4 Week(s) - 23, 25, 29, 33 Fri 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 5 Week(s) - 22, 24, 26, 32 Fri 10:00 - 10:50
Tutorial Offering 6 Week(s) - 23, 25, 29, 33 Fri 10:00 - 10:50
Tutorial Offering 7 Week(s) - 23 Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 7 Week(s) - 25, 29, 33 Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 8 Week(s) - 23 Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 8 Week(s) - 24, 26, 32 Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 9 Week(s) - 23 Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 9 Week(s) - 24, 26, 32 Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 10 Week(s) - 23 Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 10 Week(s) - 25, 29, 33 Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 11 Week(s) - 23 Mon 14:00 - 14:50
Tutorial Offering 11 Week(s) - 25, 29, 33 Mon 14:00 - 14:50
Tutorial Offering 12 Week(s) - 23 Mon 14:00 - 14:50
Tutorial Offering 12 Week(s) - 24, 26, 32 Mon 14:00 - 14:50
Tutorial Offering 13 Week(s) - 23 Mon 15:00 - 15:50
Tutorial Offering 13 Week(s) - 24, 26, 32 Mon 15:00 - 15:50
Tutorial Offering 14 Week(s) - 23 Mon 15:00 - 15:50
Tutorial Offering 14 Week(s) - 25, 29, 33 Mon 15:00 - 15:50
Tutorial Offering 15 Week(s) - 22, 24, 26, 32 Thurs 16:00 - 16:50
Tutorial Offering 16 Week(s) - 22, 24, 26, 32 Thurs 16:00 - 16:50
Tutorial Offering 17 Week(s) - 23, 25, 29, 33 Thurs 16:00 - 16:50
Tutorial Offering 18 Week(s) - 23, 25, 29, 33 Thurs 16:00 - 16:50
Spring