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Financial law


This course provides an understanding of the essential elements of financial law. The course complements the finance course Risk management: principles and applications by examining the legal approach to dealing with risk.

Topics covered

  • Unit 1 Introduction to Financial Law
  • Unit 2 The Needs of Finance and the Character of English Financial Law
  • Unit 3 Bank Deposits and Accounts
  • Unit 4 The Law Relating to Money and Payments
  • Unit 5 The Law Relating to Loans and Credit
  • Unit 6 The Law of Secured Finance
  • Unit 7 The Law Relating to Financial Instruments
  • Unit 8 Questions of Liability


  • one three-hour unseen written examination (70%)
  • two tutor marked assignments (30%)