Module title: Business Entities

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LAW09130
Module leader: Ramandeep Kaur Chhina
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ramandeep Kaur Chhina
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LOs 1-6 Lectures are used to provide a knowledge base for students while tutorials give students the opportunity to reinforce their learning by using legal research from a wide range of sources, book-based or otherwise, and by the application of law to practical situations and problem-solving.
LOs 1-6 Key employability skills/ PDP/ scholarship skills: these are embedded and assessed. As regards research and information retrieval, students are expected to research from a variety of legal resources a selected problematic area of law within the range of topics within the module and to come to a balanced and informed view of that area; as regards communication, written communication skills, promoting accuracy of expression and the importance of drafting, are assessed in both coursework and examination. This will be of paramount importance to later practice within the legal profession.
LOs 1-6 Assessment (formative and summative): from time to time, throughout the course, written answers to selected problem questions may be handed in and marked in order to provide feedback to students on their progress. Summative assessment occurs generally in week 8 with a written assignment, generally an essay. This assessment requires students to demonstrate their knowledge of the law, their ability to discuss a legal difficulty intelligently and their capacity to discuss, and in particular to write about law in accordance with normal legal/academic practice and to the highest levels of literacy. There is also a final examination. This performs the same function as the first assessment but will also include a problem-solving question, which will allow students the opportunity to apply the law to a given set of facts. Both assessments will be constructed to take account of wider ethical considerations arising in the context of company law.
LOs 1-6 Research/ teaching linkages: students are expected to keep abreast of recent developments and current literature in the law, to refer to it in their work and to discuss it in tutorials. The module leader is an established author and commentator in this area of law.
LOs 1-6 Supporting equality and diversity: materials are provided in hard and soft (WebCT) formats, to ensure they are available to all students of whatever nature.
LOs 1-6 Internationalisation: where relevant the company law within other jurisdictions is considered.

Formative Assessment:
On-going formative assessment on student progress will be given during classes

Summative Assessment:
Assessments for this module are reflected in section 17.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1-6 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1-6 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module is divided into two parts covering:
a) partnership law, which cover the following topics: general partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships; and
b) company law, which covers the following topics: incorporation of companies, company documentation, the corporate veil, directors and other company officers, the allotment of shares, minority protection, capital maintenance, meetings, takeovers, charges, receivership, administration, winding up, insider dealing, the Stock Market and many other related issues.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Explain the law relating to partnerships and companies, their financing, and their operation clearly, literately and succinctly
LO2: Apply the law relating to complex legal problems in the field of partnership law and company law.
LO3: Undertake independent research in areas of partnership law and company law.
LO4: Analyse current research, critical issues and forthcoming developments in the law relating to partnerships and companies.
LO5: Evaluate the significance of the interaction between partnership law, company law, accounting, economics and public policy in national and international context
LO6: Evaluate the competing interests of partners, directors, shareholders and creditors (voluntary and involuntary) and the role of partnership law and company law respectively in trying to enforce fair dealing between these various interests.

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