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Law, Regulations & Mediation

Self-Directed Learning Series: Hong Kong Business Law (Postal Mode)
自主學習系列:香港商業法 (郵遞模式)

Course No. : 241-828658-02|Start Date : 29/04/2024

This course will be delivered in Postal Mode.


CUSCS Instructor

Language Used


Total Hours

18.00 hour(s)





Start Date

April 29, 2024

Tuition Fee

HK$ 1,360.00


General Short Courses

Course Enquiries

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Enrolment Enquiries

2209 0290

Mode of delivery:Distance Learning

This course will NOT provide live sessions. Students will learn in distance learning mode through written course materials in conjunction with the Required Textbook*.

Course materials include: 'Course Guide', 'Course Notes', 'Course Assignments' and 'Study Schedule'.

Students are expected to learn through reading the textbook and completing the assignments. Course notes are mainly used to supply background information and guidelines that would help students to read the textbook so as to improve their knowledge and understanding of the Hong Kong Business Law. Feedback from the instructor is an integral part of this course. Students will receive constructive feedback from the instructor after they complete the assignments.

* Students are required to purchase the textbook on their own. For details, please refer to the column 'Required Textbook' below.

Course Developer

Cindy S Y SIN, Barrister-at-law


As the editor Mr D K Srivastava points out “Business law covers a vast segment of legal materials and is ever changing. While old principles and rules are being amended, new ones are being added to cater for the emerging business environment. Business law principles are becoming more technical, if more interesting.”
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the framework of Hong Kong business law, how it operates and the basic principles upon which our daily lives are based. It identifies the functions of the law and legal relationships in business, and those situations where it is important to obtain professional legal advice. It also examines new developments in Hong Kong law as they affect the business community.
It is hoped that this course will encourage students to think of law as a living subject, not a mysterious body of difficult Latin Rules. Armed with basic legal knowledge, students should be better able to identify and react to legal issues before they become problems.

Course Content

Part I. A Summary of the Hong Kong Legal System
1. The Background to the Hong Kong Legal System
2. The Sources of English and Hong Kong Law
3. The Law-making Process
4. Categories of the Law
5. The SAR Legal Machine
6. Corruption and the Role of the Independent Commission Against Corruption
7. The New Law Merchant and the Internet Revolution
8. CEPA and the New Legal Landscape for Business

Part II. Introduction to Hong Kong Contract Law
9. Introduction to the Law of Contract
10. The Elements of a Binding Legal Contract
11. The Terms of a Contract
12. Types of Clauses in Contracts
13. Discharging and Enforcing Contracts
14. Types of Business Contracts

Part III. Business Contracts in the Sale of Goods and Agency
15. Sale of Goods:Consumer Protection
16. Sale of Goods:Guidelines for Business Contracts
17. The Law of Agency

Part IV. Tort and Employment Law
18. Introduction to the Law of Tort
19. Problems for the Employer
20. Introduction to Employment Law
21. The Duties of the Employee
22. Breach of the Employment Contract

Part V. The Law and Some Specific Business Relationships
23. Introduction to Insurance Law
24. Introduction to Banking Law
25. Bankers and the Banking Contract
26. The Law Relating to Guarantees
27. The Sole Trader and the Partnership
28. Introduction to Company Law
29. Introduction to Insolvency Law

Course Duration

Around 18 Weeks

Required Textbook

D K Srivastava, General Editor, Business Law in Hong Kong, SWEET & MAXWELL.

* Students are required to purchase the textbook on their own.