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Contract law forms the basis of all important commercial transactions and is essential to a proper understanding of more specialised areas of commercial law. This course examines the general principles of contract law and how they are developed and expanded in relation to specialised commercial transactions including agency, contracts for the sale of goods, guarantees, bankruptcy, negotiable instruments, securities and insurance law. Relevant areas of consumer protection and competition law are also discussed. The common contractual themes in which these areas are grounded will be highlighted, along with the different requirements attaching to the rights and obligations of parties to the transaction in such areas.