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Postgraduate Course: Company and Commercial (LAWS11250)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits15 ECTS Credits7.5
SummaryTo develop the practical legal, tax and commercial aspects relating to the formation, management and administration of private limited companies and alternative choices of business medium. To develop the practical skills in these areas by promoting and encouraging active participation by students in the preparation and provision of commercial, legal and tax advice and guidance to clients in the context of a variety of exercises covering the key commercial transactions and procedures typically undertaken by private limited companies and, where relevant, public limited companies and/or LLPs.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Blocks 1-3 (Sem 1-2)
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 150 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 28, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 28, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 32 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Classwork 100% if individual standard of 60% achieved across assigments.

Failure to achieve this - Examination (100%).
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Company and Commercial3:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Company and Commercial3:00
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students should be able to:-

Show awareness of legal personality and business structures
Understand the key features of incorporated entities, their structure and purpose (including relevant tax features of structures)
Understand the key features of partnerships and limited liability partnerships as business structures, and alternative business structures (including relevant tax features and structures)
Demonstrate knowledge of the regulatory and fiscal framework, and the main features of the taxation system, within which business is conducted
Understand key provisions of partnership agreements
Demonstrate Professional communication: Group discussion
Demonstrate Writing and drafting
Demonstrate Transactional research
Understand Use of technology
Demonstrate Professional ethics and standards
Demonstrate Negotiating
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMs Laura McBrien
Tel:
Email: Laura.mcbrien@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Margaret Stewart
Tel: (0131 6)50 2004
Email: margaret.stewart@ed.ac.uk
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