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Business Law

COURSE CODE: LLW 1202
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Business Administration (Finance & Banking)
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Economics and Management
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

Introduction to Law

Reading Cases                                                                                           

What Is A Case?                                                                              

Classification of Law                                                                                 

·         Public law:                                                                                         

·         Private law:                                                                     

·         International law:                                                                                

·         Municipal law:                                                                                    

·         Substantive law:                                                                                 

  • Criminal substantive law in Uganda;                                            
  • Civil substantive law;                                                                           
  • Procedural law:                                                                                   

Purpose of Law                                                                                         

Sources of Law                                                                                          

·         The Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, 1995;                                 

·         Acts of parliament/legislation;                                                              

·         Principles of Common Law and Equity;                                                  

·         Case law; and                                                                                     

·         Customary law.                                                                                   

Reasons for Delegated Legislation                                                 

·         Criticisms of Indirect legislation                                                            

Enactment of Laws (The Process of Legislation) Under Principal Legislation          

Courts and The Court System In Uganda                                        

·         Introduction                                                                                       

·         The Supreme Court of Uganda                                                             

·         The Court of Appeal of Uganda                                                             

·         The High Court of Uganda                                                                    

·         The Chief Magistrates Court                                                                           

·         The Magistrate Grade 1                                                    

·         The Magistrate Grade II    

 

Contract Law

Introduction to Contract Law brief Historical Background of Law Of Contract.

Classification of Types of Contracts

  • Express and Implied Contracts
  • Unilateral and Bilateral Contract
  • Valid, Void and Voidable Contract

The Formation of Contracts

Offer

·         P.S.G.B. v Boots Chemists [1953] 1 All ER 482.

·         Fisher v Bell [1960] 3 All ER 731

·         Payne v Cave (1789) 3 Term Rep 148.

·         Partridge v Crittenden [1968] 2 All ER 421

·         Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Co [1893] 1 QB 256

·         Harvey v Facey [1893] AC 552.

·         Harvela Investments v Royal Trust Co. of Canada [1985] 2 All ER 966

Distinction between Offer and Invitation to treat;

Communication of the Offer;

Counter Offers.

·        Hyde v Wrench (1840) 3 Beav 334

·        Stevenson v McLean (1880) 5 QBD 346;

·        Butler Machine Tool v Excell-o-Corp [1979] 1 All ER 965.

·        Cross-Offers:

Tinn v Hoffman (1873) 29 LT 271.

Conditional Offer.

Termination of an Offer:

·         Acceptance:

·         Rejection.

·         Revocation:

·        Byrne v Van Tienhoven (1880) 5 CPD 344.

·        Dickinson v Dodds (1876) 2 ChD 463:

·        Shuey v United States [1875] 92 US 73:

·        Errington v Errington [1952] 1 All ER 149:

·         Daulia v Four Millbank Nominees [1978] 2 All ER 557

·        Lapse of Time:

Ramsgate Victoria Hotel v Montefiore (1866) LR 1 Ex 109.

·        Failure of A Condition:

Financings Ltd v Stimson [1962] 3 All ER 386.

·        Death:

Bradbury v Morgan (1862) 1 H&C 249.

Acceptance:

·         Brogden v Metropolitan Railway Co. (1877) 2 App Cas 666

·         Lord Denning in Gibson v Manchester City Council [1979] above

·         Percy Trentham Ltd v Archital Luxfer Ltd [1993] 1 Lloyd's Rep 25.

Conditional Acceptance.

Tenders:

·        Great Northern Railway Co. v Witham (1873) LR 9 CP 16.

Communication of Acceptance:

·        Entores v Miles Far East Corp. [1955] 2 All ER 493.

·        Powell v Lee (1908) 99 LT 284

·         Felthouse v Bindley (1862) 11 CBNS 869.