Institute of Commercial Management | Qualification Subject

Business Law (Republic of Ireland only)

Main Topics of Study

Introductions to the Study of Law

  • Functions and sources of law
  • The division of law – civil and criminal
  • Administration of law
  • Structure of the courts

Elements of the Law of Tort

  • Principles of liability
  • Remedies
  • Negligence
  • Defamation

The Law of Contract

  • The nature of a contract
  • Offer and acceptance
  • Consideration
  • Intention to create legal relations
  • Terms of a contract
  • Form of a contract
  • Misrepresentation
  • Mistake in contract
  • Duress and undue influence
  • Contracts illegal or contrary to public policy
  • Capacity to contract
  • Discharge of contract
  • Remedies for breach of contract

Commercial Law

  • Negotiable instruments
  • Bills of exchange
  • Cheques and promissory notes
  • Agency
  • Sale of goods
  • Hire purchase and leasing
  • Insurance
  • European union law
  • Employment law

Law of Persons

  • Partnerships
  • Companies

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Essentials of Irish Business Law – Aine Keenan (Gill & MacMillan)

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