LLM Law of Domestic Sale of Goods

Module leader: Keith Uff

Teaching and assessment (2017-18): Semester 2, 1 x 6,000 word essay

Module description:

Sale of goods begins with an introduction about the nature of the sale of goods contract and how it is to be distinguished from other types of contract. It then goes on to deal in detail with the property aspects of the contract including the passing of property in the goods from the seller to the buyer, the passing of risk and frustration, retention of title clauses and sales by a non-owner. It then considers the contractual aspects of the transaction, including the duty of the seller to deliver goods of the right quality and the duty of the buyer to take delivery and pay for the goods. This is followed by a consideration of the remedies of the buyer and seller for breach of the sale of goods contract. We conclude with a review of European developments in sale of goods law and the significance of electronic commerce.

Outline of seminar topics:

  • Introduction to Sale of Goods
  • Transactions related to Sale of Goods
  • The Sale of Goods contract
  • The Passing of Property and Risk I
  • The Passing of Property and Risk II: Retention of title clauses
  • Sale by a Non-Owner
  • Contractual Duties of the Seller and Buyer I
  • Contractual Duties of the Seller and Buyer II
  • Remedies for Breach of Sale of Goods Contracts
  • European developments in Sale of goods law and electronic commerce