TOPIC 9: BUSINESS ORGANISATIONS
Readings: Arjunan & Majid, Business Law in Hong Kong, chaps 28-29.
Introduction There are three main types of business organizations permitted in Hong Kong: The sole trader/proprietor The partnership The limited liability c
TOPIC 8: SALE OF GOODS ORDINANCE (Cap. 26) (SOGO) 1. INTRODUCTION ORIGINS of SOGO: The Sale of Goods Ordinance Cap. 26 (SOGO) is based on the English Sale of Goods Act 1893. That English statute codified the existing law relating to the sale of goods. Bec
TOPIC 7: ELEMENTS OF THE TORT OF NEGLIGENCE
Readings: Arjunan and Majid, Business Law in Hong Kong, chap. 21 Tort Distinguished from Breaches of Contract Two major areas of civil liability in our law are those of contract and tort. Liability in contract i
TOPIC 6 - REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT
Readings: Arjunan & Majid, Business Law in Hong Kong, chap. 19.
Where a breach of contract occurs, a problem arises and the innocent party is entitled to a remedy or to relief. A remedy or relief is the solution t
TOPIC 5 THE DISCHARGE AND CONCLUSION OF A CONTRACT
Readings: Arjunan & Majid, Business Law in Hong Kong, chap. 18.
A contract is said to be discharged or concluded when it is brought to an end or dissolved or terminated. Four of the ways in which obligati
TOPIC 4 - VITIATING FACTORS IN CONTRACT
Readings: Objectives To provide an introduction to the factors which may vitiate a contract, in particular, misrepresentation, mistake, duress, undue influence and illegality. Vitiating Factors A vitiating factor is
TOPIC 3: TERMS AND EXEMPTION CLAUSES
Readings: Arjunan & Majid, Business Law in Hong Kong, chaps. 13-14. TERMS Express Oral Written Implied
Express terms - terms specifically agreed to by the parties; Can be in writing or oral or partly in writing and p
TOPIC 2: ELEMENTS OF CONTRACT LAW
Readings: Arjunan & Majid, Business Law in Hong Kong, chaps. 13-14. General rule of the marketplace: caveat emptor = let the buyer beware The elements of a legally binding contract are: 1. Offer and Acceptance (which toge
TOPIC 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE HONG KONG LEGAL SYSTEM
Readings: 1.1 Arjunan & Majid, Business Law in Hong Kong, chap. 1-5.
CLASSIFICATION OF THE LAW OF THE HONG KONG SAR
The law of the Hong Kong SAR may be classified as in Figure 1 below. The classification