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The Business Law of England & Wales

The Business Law of England & Wales (Short course)

Course Details

Law Training Centre’s short course, ‘The Business Law of England & Wales’, will help you understand the relevant business rules that regulate different enterprise structures and its affairs. This course covers the basic principles of law that apply to business transactions. A knowledge of business law can assist you in resolving legal and operational issues in business practices. The course prepares you for a variety of practice areas and gives you a flexible overview of the corporate field through exposure to areas like company law, tax and more. This course is beneficial to both the law and non-law students in that business principles and regulations are applied widely enough to include small and large businesses.


Who is this course for?

Anyone that wants to learn and understand the Business Law of England & Wales.


What prior knowledge is needed for this course?

Law Training Centre’s Business Law of England and Wales short course does not have any entry requirements, which means that anyone can undertake the short course with us. The course is in English so a basic understanding of the English language is required


How long is my course access period?

3 months


Time for course completion?

Guided learning: 30 hours

Total qualification time: 60 hours


What is included with my fees?
  • Written course notes within an interactive e-learning environment covering the core content and learning outcomes for each topic
  • Pre-recorded lectures, covering key points and the application of knowledge to practice questions
  • Support materials to cater to all learning styles, including flashcards, and revision guides
  • Self-test questions
  • Multiple choice question assessments
  • Access to a personal academic coach
  • Well-being, support and study tools



Course Specification

Topic 1: Introduction to Business Law

  • Introduction
  • Sources of law
  • Business structure options

Topic 2: General Partnerships

  • Formation
  • The rights, duties and responsibilities
  • Termination

Topic 3: Limited Liability Partnerships

  • Formation
  • The rights, duties and responsibilities
  • Termination

Topic 4: Companies - Foundational principles

  • Company types
  • Legal personality and limited liability
  • Incorporation
  • Constitution
  • Doctrine of ultra vires

Topic 5: Companies - Officers of the company

  • Types of officers
  • Roles and duties of directors
  • Appointment and remuneration
  • Removal of a director

Topic 6: Companies - Shareholders

  • Allotment of shares
  • Share owenership
  • Shareholder protection
  • Transfer of shares
  • Insider trading
  • Capital maintenance

Topic 7: Companies - Management

  • Board meetings
  • General meetings
  • Substantial property transactions
  • Reconstruction, mergers and acquisitions

Topic 8: Companies - Finance

  • Funding options: debt and equity
  • Distribution of profits and gains
  • Accounting requirements

Topic 9: Taxation of a business

  • Income tax
  • Capital gains tax
  • Corporation tax
  • Value added tax
  • Inheritance tax

Topic 10: Insolvency and Liquidation of a Business

  • Insolvency options
  • Rescue regime
  • Winding up
  • Fraudulent and wrongful trading

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed in the following ways:

  1. Topic MCQs: At the end of each topic a series of multiple-choice questions designed to assess knowledge of the particular topic.
  2. Final assessment: A final assessment comprising multiple choice questions applying knowledge gained across all topics to legal situations.

Each assessment is a timed assessment and can be completed on the online learning environment at any time.  All attempts must take place within the course access period.  For a certificate to be awarded on completion of the course, each element of the course must be completed, with an average score of at least 50% across all topic assessments and at least 50% achieved in the final assessment.

Course fees and enrolment

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