Covers the seven University of Law GDL topics

 

Floatnotes were written for the University of Law GDL course, covering all workshops, lectures and i-tutorials. They are highly relevant to other GDL courses and many fundamental LLB modules.

 

Contract Law

  • Agreement (offer and acceptance)
  • Consideration
  • Contents of a contract
  • Contractual remedies (including damages)
  • The doctrine of complete performance
  • Discharge by frustration
  • False preliminary statements
  • Duress
  • Undue influence
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Criminal Law

  • Basics of Criminal Law
  • Criminal damage
  • Driving offences
  • Offences against the person
  • Intoxication
  • Sexual offences
  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Corporate manslaughter
  • Theft
  • Fraud
  • Making off without payment
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Attempted offences
  • Accomplice liability
 
 
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Tort

  • Trespass to the person
  • Defamation
  • Negligence
  • Pure economic loss
  • Pure psychiatric harm
  • Remedies
  • Employers' liability
  • Occupiers' liability: visitors
  • Occupiers' liability: trespassers
  • Liability for defective products
    (in Negligence/Consumer Protection
    Act 1987/Contract)
  • Land torts: private nuisance
  • Land torts: trespass
 
 
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Equity and Trusts

  • Equity basics
  • Creation of trusts
  • Intention, subject and object
  • Formalities
  • Presumptions of advancement and resulting trusts
  • Constructive trusts and proprietary estoppel
  • Running a trust
  • Fiduciary duties
  • Remedies against trustees and fiduciaries
  • Remedies against third parties
  • Trusts in a commercial context (insolvency)
 
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Public Law

  • Constitutional fundamentals
  • Sources of the constitution
  • The rule of law
  • Separation of powers
  • Parliamentary supremacy
  • Grounds for judicial review
  • How to make a claim for judicial review (standing)
  • The constitutional context of judicial review
  • Key human rights and freedoms
  • Contempt of court and publication
 
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EU Law

  • Article 267 procedure
  • Direct effect, indirect effect and State liability
  • Principles of EU law
  • Social policy
  • (sex equality and other discrimination)
  • The free movement of goods
  • The free movement of workers
  • Freedom of establishment and services
  • Competition law: abuse of a dominant position and anti-competitive agreements. 
    (Articles 101 and 102 TFEU)
 
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Land Law

  • Basics and formalities
  • Fixtures and chattels
  • Unregistered System
  • Registered System
  • Trust of land and co-ownership
  • Leases
  • Leasehold covenants
  • Freehold covenants
  • Easements
  • Mortgages
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