A15 Business Law Coursework Assignments
Semester: Spring 2015
Module Code: PM103
Module Title: Business Law
Level: Level 4
Format: Written Report
requirements: The written report must be submitted on the Student Portal
Word Limit: 2,500 words for written report (with 10% plus or minus
Deadline date for
to be examined in these assessments
PLEASE NOTE: THESE LEARNING OUTCOMES ARE NOT THE ASSESSMENT TASKS. THEY BEGIN ON PAGE 2 Outline and explain the contents of employment contracts
and the legal liabilities of managers and directors
Demonstrate the ways in which European Union law affects the conduct of business in the United Kingdom
Identify and explain the main sources of law affecting businesses and policies relating to customers, related companies and employment
marks awarded for module This assignment is worth 100% of the marks for
Page 1 of 4
for presentation Assessment criteria for the presentation are on page 4
for written report Content, style, relevance, originality:
? Identification – structure, content and academic flow
? Research – use relevant case law and statutory sources and show their relevance to the assignment
Format, referencing, bibliography:
? Report – Appropriate style, including grammar and spelling.
? Harvard or footnotes style referencing
Constructive critical analysis, introduction, conclusion:
? Demonstration of the ability to analyse and evaluate arguments
? Production of a clear explanation of relationship between theory and practice and draw conclusions
? Understand the complexity of the legal issues and the use of relevant sources
Part B: 2,500 word Written Report – 100 marks weighted to 70% of marks for the module
(i) Evaluate the purpose of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and, with particular reference to the services provided by Acas, assess to what extent it is a successful means of resolving disputes outside the formal judicial process.
(ii) Explain why European Union law takes precedence over domestic law in the
Marks: 100 – Weighted to 70% for the module
Parts (i) and (ii) have the same weighting therefore the word count for each part should reflect this. Allow approximately 1,250 words for each.
Please remember that you must provide properly referenced evidence for all of the claims/assertions you make.