LAW30010 Banking Law

Academic Year 2022/2023

This course addresses the fundamental legal principles which govern the relationship between banks, their customers and third parties in the retail banking context

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this Module students should have a knowledge and understanding of

1. the fundamental terms of the contract between banker and customer
2. the liabilities of banks to customers and third parties
3. the rights and obligations created by particular payment mechanisms
4. the regulatory powers possessed by the CBI

Indicative Module Content:

1. Duties and Obligations
a. The Banker and Customer Relationship
b. Commencement and Termination
c. Regulatory Standards
d. Duties and Obligations at Common Law
e. Duties to Non-Customers

2. Banking Operations
a. The Bank Account
b. Payment Methods

3. Introduction to the Law of Credit and Security
a. Loans and Lending
b. Consumer Credit
c. Guarantees
d. Forms of Security

4. The Regulatory Architecture
a. Policy and Practice
b. The Regulatory Toolkit
c. Enforcement in Practice

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures; critical writing; and reflective learning. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

Law 10340 Contract: Formation
Law 10350 Contact: Vitiating Factors and Remedies

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Banking Law (LAW37010)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: 2,000 word essay Week 6 n/a Graded No


Essay: 3,000 Word Essay Week 11 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

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