LAW06022 2022 Business Law 2

General Details

Full Title
Business Law 2
Transcript Title
Business Law 2
N/A %
Subject Area
LAW - Law
BUS - Business
06 - Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2022 - Full Academic Year 2022-23
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Lorraine Murphy, Valerie McTaggart, Kerry Dolan, Esther Quinn, Aileen Brennan, Ruth Walsh
Programme Membership
SG_BBUSI_C06 202200 Higher Certificate in Business in Business Studies SG_BMKTG_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Marketing SG_BMARK_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing SG_BBUSI_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business SG_BBUSS_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in General Business SG_BADMN_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration SG_BBUSJ_H08 202300 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Supply Chain Management SG_BSUPP_H08 202300 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Supply Chain Management SG_BBUSJ_C06 202300 Higher Certificate in Business in Business SG_BBUSJ_B07 202300 Bachelor of Business in Business with Supply Chain Management SG_BBUSJ_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Business SG_BBUSI_C06 202200 Higher Certificate in Business in Business SG_BBUSL_C06 202200 Higher Certificate in Business in Business Administration SG_BBUSM_C06 202200 Higher Certificate in Business in Business Studies SG_BBUSB_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business SG_BBUSI_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business SG_BBUSG_B07 202300 Bachelor of Business in General Business SG_BADMN_C06 202200 Higher Certificate in Business in Business Administration SG_BBUSE_C06 202400 Higher Certificate in Business in Business (exit) SG_BBUSE_B07 202400 Bachelor of Business in Business (exit)

In this module the learner will build on the knowledge acquired in Business Law 1. They will be introduced to some of the core principles and concepts which are essential in the commercial environment including commercial contracts, employment law, consumer law and insurance. The learner will also be introduced to the area of property law including landlord and tenant law and commercial leases.  It is intended that this module will create an awareness of where legal expertise may need to be sought.


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Apply the fundamental principles of employment law and equality law to facilitate informed decisions in the commercial environment;


Discuss the significance of various business activities such as marketing, franchising, agency, insurance and banking in a commercial setting;


Distinguish between the various forms of business organisation;


Examine legislation and case law in relation to consumer law and property law;


Demonstrate the ability to cooperate and work effectively with peers.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The teaching and learning strategy is one which is founded on student-centred active learning. This module will be delivered by a mixture of face to face, online delivery and tutorial support as appropriate. A range of Computer-Aided Learning (CALL) packages are available to support this module (e.g. Moodle, Teams, Panopto). 

Discussion, communication and team working skills will be nurtured throughout the module, where students will have space and the support to articulate and present on their ideas within the learning environment.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module will be assessed by Continuous Assessment (30%) which may vary from a case study, presentation, moodle quiz, other - which will take place between weeks 5 and 11 of the semester. There will also be an end of semester exam (70%).

Students will also have the opportunity to reflect on their learning progress throughout the semester through formative assessments such as in-class discussions, polls and quizzes.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam.

Module Dependencies

LAW06021 201600 Business Law 1

Indicative Syllabus

1.       Employment Law (LO 1 & 5):

  • Principles of Natural Justice and Fair Procedures;
  • Essential elements of an employment contract;
  • Obligations and duties of employers and employees;
  • Employment legislation - Unfair Dismissals, Equality, Health and Safety;
  • Role of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

2.      Commercial Law (LO 2 & 3):

  • Examination of the various types of business organisation;
  • Understanding of agency, franchising and distribution agreements;
  • Fundamental principles of insurance;
  • Data Protection and Freedom of Information legislation;
  • Money laundering;
  • Banking.

3.      Legal issues in relation to Marketing (LO 4):

  • Examination of the main provisions of Irish and European consumer law;
  • The role of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) for the individual and for businesses.

4.      Property Law (LO 4):

  • Landlord and Tenant;
  • Commercial leases;
  • Mortgages;
  • Planning Law.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
70 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Moodle Quiz Coursework Assessment Closed Book Exam 15 % Week 5 1,2
2 Quiz, Case Study, Written Report, Presentation, Other Coursework Assessment Assessment 15 % OnGoing 1,2,3,5
3 Continuous Assessment Weekly activities in class such as question and answer sessions, class discussion, case studies etc. Formative Assessment - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 70 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Class based instruction 3 Weekly 3.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2015 An Introduction to Business Law
ISBN 1910374334 ISBN-13 9781910374337

Required Reading
2021 Essentials of Irish Business Law
ISBN 1916019986 ISBN-13 9781916019980

Required Reading
ISBN 191161164X ISBN-13 9781911611646
Required Reading
2015-09-20 Business Law in Ireland
ISBN 1905536771 ISBN-13 9781905536771

This book offers an introduction to business law in Ireland and explores the major requisite themes, including the law of tort, the law of contract, company and commercial law, European/EU law, and employment law. Contents include: what is "a tort"? * professional negligence * passing off * offer and acceptance * consideration and intention to create legal relations * the sale of goods and supply of services * contractual terms and exclusion clauses * misrepresentation * mistake * economic duress and undue influence discharge * remedies for a breach of contract * introduction to company law * directors * agency * corporate borrowing * negotiable instruments * insurance * corporate insolvency * introduction to European law * significant case law of the EU * the contract of employment * employment law disputes. (Series: Core Text) [Subject: Irish Law, Business Law, Labor Law]

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources


Updated Literary Resources
Journal Resources

Irish Business Law Review

Commercial Law Practitioner

Law Society Gazette

Hibernian Law Journal

Irish Law Times

URL Resources

Various legal, government and European websites such as:

British and Irish Legal Information Institute:

Citizens Information:

Companies Registration Office:

European Union:

Houses of the Oireachtas:

Irish Statute Book:

Land Direct:

Law Reform Commission of Ireland:


Office of Director of Corporate Enforcement:

Property Registration Authority:



Director of Public Prosecutions:  

Personal Injuries Assessment Board:

Workplace Relations Commission:

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission:

Other Resources
Additional Information