Business law deals with the creation of new businesses and the issues that arise as existing businesses interact with their customers, members of the public, other companies, the government and other regulatory bodies. This area of the law draws on a variety of legal disciplines, including, intellectual property, real property, sales, employment law, bankruptcy and others.
All qualifying law degrees are required to cover the foundations of legal knowledge, which will be studied during the first two years. These subjects are Contract Law, Tort Law, Criminal Law, Law of the European Union, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Property Law, and Equity and Trusts, as well as the English Legal System.
We cover the wider commercial context in which businesses operate and the legal consequences of various business activities – from initial set up as sole trader, partnership or registered company, for example, to tort liability for defective goods or premises.