Law of Civil Remedies is a compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. Students enrolled in this subject will learn about the remedies available for torts, breach of contract and restitution arising from common law, equity and selected statutes (including consumer legislation and accident compensation schemes). Upon completion of the subject, students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the role of remedies in civil matters. In particular, students will be able to critically assess the effectiveness of a range of different remedies when analysing complex legal problems both orally and in writing.
- Acquire a good understanding of the various remedies available where a civil wrong has occurred, and the principles governing the availability of such remedies.
- Develop the ability to apply knowledge of these principles so as to identify relevant and substantive law relating to remedies and apply such law to new fact scenarios.
- Develop an understanding of the dynamic nature of these principles and the ability to evaluate the law critically.
- Develop an understanding of the basic principles of effective legal writing and apply that understanding in drafting a letter of demand and a letter of advice.
There are no co-requisites
Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.