LAW-40090 - Contracts of Employment; interpretation and drafting
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Level: Level 7
Credits: 30
Study Hours: 300
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


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Description for 2023/24

The module will provide a comprehensive overview of the basic requirements of a s1 statement before building on this basis for the development of contractual terms. It will consider both employer and employee perspectives and through an analysis of relevant caselaw their interplay in recruitment and termination of employment.
This module will be interactive and provide an introduction to the skill of drafting enforceable contractual clauses. It will be available on a modular basis to appeal to HR professionals, business owners and legal professionals.

To examine the basic statutory position on a s 1 statement of terms before conducting a detailed analysis of the terms which can be incorporated into a contract of employment. The module will examine the good practice in drafting enforceable and fairly weighted contract terms. It will also examine terms from the perspective of both employer and employee including restraint of trade clauses. Throughout there will be an in depth analysis of the complex caselaw in this area.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Analyse and interrogate the key contractual provisions in a s1 statement, their use and applicability: 1
Critically evaluate the use of implied and express terms in the contract of employment (from employer and employee perspective): 1
Critically analyse the factors influencing the enforceability of implied terms and express terms including post termination restraint of trade clauses through an examination of caselaw and practical considerations: 1
Demonstrate the ability to draft a legally enforceable contractual clause within a contract of employment: 1
Reflect on their own personal and professional development including their development of the skill of legal drafting.: 2

Study hours

18 hours seminar contact
3 hours staff-student consultation: Q&A drop in sessions to discuss the assessment
109 hours independent preparation including pre-seminar reading and activities
170 hours independent research/writing = 300 hours total

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