Commercial and Administrative Law notes – KNEC Diploma

Commercial and Administrative Law

Topics covered in this unit/subject are as follows:

Topic 1: Introduction to sale of goods
Topic 2: Law of partnership
Topic 3: Contract of insurance
Topic 4: Contract of guarantee
Topic 5: Contract of bailment
Topic 6: Law of bankruptcy
Topic 7: Commercial arbitration
Topic 8: Negotiable instruments
Topic 9: Company law
Topic 10: The nature of administrative law
Topic 11: The structure of government
Topic 12: Judicial administrative action
Topic 13: Natural justice
Topic 14: Errors
Topic 15: Remedies
Topic 16: Emerging trends and issues in commercial and administrative law

Introduction
This module unit is intended to equip the trainee with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable him/her apply commercial and administrative law in an organisation.




General Objectives
At the end of this module unit, the trainee should be able to:

  1. Apply commercial law in business management
  2. Recognize the importance of commercial law in an organisation
  3. Apply the relevant legal provisions of commercial law in business management.

Topic 1: Introduction to Sale of Goods

  • Meaning of the sale of goods agreement
  • Warranties and conditions in a sale of goods agreement
  • Types of contracts under the sale of goods agreement
  • Rights and duties of parties in a sale of goods agreement
  • Transfer of goods
  • Terms of trade
  • Ways through which a contract of sale can be terminated

Topic 2: Law of Partnership

  • Nature of partnership
  • Types of partnership
  • Rights and liabilities of partners
  • Dissolution of a partnership

Topic 3: Contract of Insurance

  • Meaning of a contract of insurance
  • Parties to a contract of insurance
  • Terms of a contract of insurance
  • Principles of insurance
  • Types of insurance contracts
  • Remedies available for the breach of contract

Topic 4: Contract of Guarantee

  • Meaning of guarantee
  • Rights and liabilities of parties
  • Discharge of contract

Topic 5: Contract of Bailment

  • Meaning of bailment
  • Parties to a contract of bailment
  • Rights and liabilities of parties in a contract of bailment
  • Factors which contribute to the discharge of a contract of bailment

Topic 6: Law of Bankruptcy

  • Meaning of bankruptcy
  • Procedure in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Rights and disqualifications of a bankrupt

Topic 7: Law of Carriage of Goods

  • Meaning of the law of carriage of goods
  • Types of carriers
  • Modes of carriage
  • Implied terms and conditions
  • Documents used in carriage
  • Rights and liabilities of parties
  • Remedies available to parties in the breach of a contract of carriage

Topic 8: Commercial Arbitration

  • Meaning of commercial arbitration
  • Importance of arbitration in an organisation
  • Awards given in arbitration

Topic 9: Negotiable Instruments

  • Meaning of negotiable instruments
  • Types of negotiable instruments
  • Rules applicable in the acceptance of negotiable instruments
  • Discharge of instruments

Topic 10: Company Law

  • Meaning of a company
  • Types of companies
  • Procedure of forming and incorporating a company
  • Functions of companies
  • Types of shareholders in a company
  • Procedure of winding up a company

Topic 11: The Administrative Law

  • Nature of administrative law
  • Types of administrative law
  • Functions of administrative law

Topic 11: The Structure of Government

  • Meaning of central government
  • Types of governments
  • Meaning of tribunals
  • Meaning of inquiries

Topic 12: Judicial Administrative Action

  • Meaning of judicial administrative action
  • Types of judicial administrative actions
  • Functions of judicial administrative action

Topic 13: Natural Justice

  • Meaning of natural justice
  • Types of natural justice
  • Situations when natural justice is applicable

Topic 14: Delegated Legislation

  • Meaning of delegated legislation
  • Types of delegated legislation
  • Functions of delegated legislation

Topic 15: Emerging Trends and Issues in Commercial Administrative Law

  • Emerging trends and issues in commercial administrative law
  • Effects of emerging trends and issues in commercial administrative law
  • Ways of managing emerging trends and issues in commercial administrative law



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