“Society cannot survive - cannot eat, breathe, or walk (it seems) - without law” (Lawrence M. Friedman, Law and Society:an introduction, Prentice Hall, 1977, p.3)
BMAN 10901: LAW IN A MANAGEMENT CONTEXT* - single Semester/10 credits - 100% exam • BMAN 24042: BUSINESS LAW 1: Law, Business Liabilities and the Consumer* - single Semester/10 credits - 20% coursework/80% exam - Prerequisite: BMAN 10901 • BMAN 24052: BUSINESS LAW 2: Law and the Modern Corporation in a Comparative & International Context* - single Semester/10 credits - 20% coursework/80% exam - NO prerequisites • BMAN 31410: EMPLOYMENT LAW - full year [ie 2 Semesters]/20 credits - 50% Coursework/50% Exam - NO prerequisites * Taken together these three courses are accredited by ICAEW and give exemption from the legal component in its professional examinations . . .
BMAN 10901: LAW IN A MANAGEMENT CONTEXT Law is pervasive in modern society and nowhere is this more true than in relation to the area of business and management. This module aims, therefore, to provide students with a basic understanding of the English Legal System, its principles and institutions. By familiarising students with key legal concepts, distinctions and issues, it is intended that they will be able to recognise and evaluate the relevance of law to business and management both in theory and practice. To this end, the module compares and contrasts legal mechanisms with alternative methods of dispute resolution, and seeks to place the English legal system within a broader European and international context. It also introduces students to some important substantive legal and policy issues, including business forms, corporate manslaughter, general employer liability, intellectual property, the impact of European Union Law and the legal regulation of the employment relationship. Finally, the course will seek to arm students with a range of basic legal skills and an understanding of how to apply these to business/management examples.
BMAN 24042: BUSINESS LAW 1 - Law, Business Liabilities and the Consumer • Contract Law 1: offer and acceptance • Contract Law 2: intention to create legal relations and consideration • Contract Law 3: terms and exclusion clauses • Contract Law 4: misrepresentation and economic duress • Contract Law 5: termination and remedies • Agency • Consumer law • Tort 1: Negligence and the duty of care (negligent misstatement and psychiatric damage) • Tort 2: Breach of duty and damage • Tort 3: Occupiers’ liability • Tort 4: Passing off, malicious falsehood, deceit
BMAN 24052: BUSINESS LAW 2 - Law and the Modern Corporation in an International and Comparative Context COMPANY LAW – • basic forms (includes admin); • constitutions (& Co.Sec.); • directors – approval, removal, duties, breach, binding the Co.) • members (share issues, transfer, disclosure, capital maintenance); • shareholder powers/rights • insolvency • comparative company law COMPARATIVE INTERNATIONAL LAW • Governance / compliance issues • CRIME - UK fraud & bribery/international money laundering • EMPLOYMENT - whistleblowing & corporate ethics • COMPETITION LAW - UK, European Union & International INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY • Definitions • supra-national standards INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTS • choice of law • A.D.R.
BMAN 31410: EMPLOYMENT LAW DIMENSIONS OF THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP ECONOMIC SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL POWER LEGAL
“The nature and extent of legal regulation [of the employment relationship] has been determined not by some abstract rule-making force, but by the interplay of judicial innovations, public policy controversy, the relative power of management and labour interests and party politics with a view to electoral advantage” (Lewis, R: “The Historical Development of Labour Law” in  14 BJIR 1)
Contacts: Roger M Walden MA LLB, Lecturer in Labour & Employment Law, MBS E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: E.27, MBS East Fiona King, Visiting Lecturer in Law, E-mail: email@example.com