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Private Law Obligations and Remedies offers perspectives on the interactions between various fields of private law and builds on learning in Contract and tort. The first part of the unit explores overlaps and intersections between these fields and the principles of Equity, with a particular focus on the field of consumer contracts and consumer protection. The unit highlights the way in which this complex set of interacting Common Law principles is now governed by consumer protection legislation. The remainder of the unit offers an integrated understanding of the role of remedies in the law though exposure to the differing types of remedy – from self-help remedies to compensation and equitable remedies.

As remedies form part of all common law, we will be considering cases from a umber of other Common Law countries.

Summary 2021

Unit name Private Law Obligations and Remedies
Unit code LAW262
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law

Dr Muhammed Zain Ul Abedin

Teaching staff

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and explain key legal concepts relating to the intersection of torts, contract, equity and statutory consumer protection schemes; and the legal principles, legislation and policies used by judges to guide what remedy to award.
  2. Apply the concepts at the intersection of torts, contract and equity and the principles of remedies to hypothetical factual scenarios, in order to predict how a judge might decide the issues arising on those facts.
  3. Source the most applicable case and statute law, and relevant academic commentary, in order to answer a specific legal problem, using a range of case citators and other research skills.
  4. Reflect upon your own understanding and ongoing performance in the unit and your wider legal studies.



50 credit points of Introductory Law core or (LAW122 and LAW121)


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

Weekly lecture (100 minutes)
Fortnightly tutorial (50 minutes)


Task 1: Research exercise, 500 words (20%)

Task 2: Reflective discussion board contributions, approx. 6 contributions x 500 words (30%)

Task 3: End of semester exam, 2 hours (50%)

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