East Asia Branch: Module 2 Law of Obligations


Date & Time:
27 October 2020

Bookable until:
11 October 2020

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$16,000.00 HKD

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To provide an understanding of the relevant principles in the law of tort and the law of contract in the context of how disputes may arise and be resolved. This course is designed to consider both common and civil law jurisdictional principles to give a solid grounding to all practitioners. This course is intended for individuals who may not have studied law previously and wish to gain an understanding of the elements of the law of obligations that affect matters in civil and commercial disputes in a variety of different jurisdictions. It is suitable for anyone with a general interest in dispute resolution and is essential for individuals who wish to go on to become qualified Arbitrators, Adjudicators or Mediators. It is also suitable for those from either system of law wishing to improve or refresh their knowledge of the more unfamiliar system of law.

What is covered within the syllabus?

Types of contract
Formation of a valid contract
Content of contract
Vitiating factors
Privity and third parties
Discharge of a contract

Primary and vicarious liability.
Occupiers’ liability.
Direct and indirect interference.
Remedies: damages, injunctions.

What are the entry requirements?

In order to register for the course, candidates must:

Have successfully completed and passed Module 1 – Law, Practice and Procedure
Applicants who have a recognized law degree or practicing law certificate may be eligible for the Module 2 online exemption test.

What are the learning outcomes?

On successful completion of this course. candidates will be able to demonstrate sound conceptual, technical and/or practical knowledge of:

  • The sources of law and demonstrate how these are used in a common/civil law;
  • The nature and significance of the different types of obligations;
  • The ability to evaluate and apply contractual and tortious remedies;
  • Analytical skills on problems using the law of contract and the law of tort

How is the course delivered?

The course is delivered over a period of six months, with a combination of private study and attendance of five virtual tutorials.

How will I be assessed?
Assessment of this course is split into two parts:
Contract: This will be a 2½ hour closed book examination (65% of the overall mark).
Tort: This will be a 1½ hour closed-book examination (35% of the overall mark).

This assessment will need to be booked and paid for separately. 

The course is delivered over a period of six months, with a combination of private study and virtual tutorials.

The course start date advertised is the start date of the course when candidates will be required to start their private study of reading NOT when they attend tutorials. Upon successful registration on the course, candidates will receive confirmation they are booked on the course.

Joining instructions and course materials will be made available approximately 2 weeks before the course start date.

· Private study includes reading course materials and undertaking elements of any self-assessment tasks in your own time.
· Virtual tutorials involve candidates logging in online and attending a virtual classroom.

To unlock this course/assessment, you need to have at least one of the below prerequisites completed

No additional courses are unlocked by this course

No additional Membership Grades are unlocked by this course