Law School Module Details

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Code LAW317
Coordinator Dr M Shillito
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2022-23 Level 6 FHEQ Second Semester 15


The aims of this module are:

To ensure that students have a solid knowledge and understanding of the main legal principles and issues of english Banking Law in its social, economic and political context.

To understand the impact of EU Law in English Banking Law and to have a solid understanding of the reform and developments resulting from EU Law

To allow students to develop a strong knowledge and research skills base to enable them to recognize the differences between Banking, Contract and Tort Law and appreciate the importance of Banking Law to related specialist Commercial legal subjects

To develop students skills to work in a team including communication, negotiation and persuasion skills and to work in groups as a participant contributing professionally and effectively to successful completion of the joint task

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Understand the laws applicable to the banker/customer relationship, bank regulation and negotiable instruments and appreciate the practical and legal problems in this area of regulating the banking sector;

(LO2) Apply substantive law and legal reasoning skills to hypothetical cases;

(LO3) Understand and appreciate the impact and importance of EU Law in these areas;

(LO4) Show an awareness at the basic level of economic and government policy behind the  the banking sector;

(LO5) Analyse, evaluate and form critical judgements on individual cases and statutes;

(LO6) Use primary and secondary sources of law relating to contract law effectively;

(LO7) Present coherent and effective argument about issues relating to Banking Law;

(LO8) Identify and engage with contemporary debates while accurately reporting the law in an area of Banking law;

(S1) Improving own learning/performance - Reflective practice

(S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Creative thinking

(S3) Global citizenship - Relevant economic/political understanding

(S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

(S5) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)

(S6) Working in groups and teams - Negotiation skills

(S7) Research skills - Ethical awareness

(S8) Working in groups and teams - Group action planning



• Structure of the Sector and Support Mechanisms;
• Global Financial Crisis;
• Legal Nature of the Bank Account;
• Bank / Customer Relationship;
• Anti-Money Laundering;
• Future of the Sector – New Challenges (Crypto and Online Banks).

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: The core content of the syllabus will be covered over 22 hours of lectures. Those lectures will examine the banker and customer relationship; completion of payment, automated money transfers, and bank regulation. Relevant theoretical and contextual perspectives will be introduced at appropriate points, eg, lectures on unfair terms in the banking contract are framed with reference to competing policies of free choice and consumer protection.
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method 2 - Tutorial
Description: Students will be required to answer set questions having undertaken research on focussed areas covered in lectures. Tutors are intended to develop self study skills with staff gudiance so students have the opportunity to enhance their learning skills of work covered in lectures. Students will have the opportunity to work in groups and independently.
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 3 - Other
Descriptio n: 3 drop in sessions will give students the opportunity to focus on aspects of the course to devlop a deeper understanding of the module, and enhance their analytical and study skills. The work will support the knowledge base and technique required for Part B of the summative assessment
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 22


Timetable (if known) 120 mins X 1 totaling 22
60 mins X 2 totaling 8
Private Study 120


EXAM Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
Coursework (90%) –. 2,500 words. Coursework will be legal writing to specified audience e.g. Policy Briefing / Update / Advise Bank etc    90       
Awareness Blog (10%) – ongoing throughout course, students to pick two news stories (relevant to the course) and produce a 500 word blog on each (either how it presents a legal challenge for banks, or    10       

Recommended Texts

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Other Staff Teaching on this Module

Professor A Arora Law
Dr S Kebbell Law

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