This fourth edition of Business Law offers comprehensive and accessible coverage of the key aspects of business law. Established legal topics such as the English legal system, Contract, Consumer, Intellectual Property, Company and Employment Law, and emerging areas such as Health, Safety and Environmental Law are all addressed in the context of business.
The work has been thoroughly updated to include all the major recent developments in business law, such as the new EU Trade Secrets Directive and case outcomes decided since the publication of the last edition. The book also discusses the impact of Brexit. In addition, the book features extensive diagrams and tables, revision summaries, reading lists, and clear key case boxes for easy reference.
This book is ideal reading for undergraduate law and business studies students, while also applicable to practitioners and those with a more general interest in business law.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Law, legal sources and dispute resolution
Chapter 2: The criminal and civil courts
Chapter 3: Alternative dispute resolution
Chapter 4: Business transactions
Chapter 5: Contract (2): contents of a contract
Chapter 6: Contract (3) vitiating factors
Chapter 7: Contract (4): discharge of a contract
Chapter 8: Consumer protection and sale of goods and services
Chapter 9: Business liability
Chapter 10: Vicarious and employers’ liability
Chapter 11: Liability for land and environmental damage
Chapter 12: Business organisation
Chapter 13: Partnership law
Chapter 14: Company law (1): the nature and formation of companies
Chapter 15: Company law (2): the management and operation of companies
Chapter 16: Employment law and health and safety
Chapter 17: Individual employment rights (2): equal pay and discrimination
Chapter 18: Individual employment rights (3): termination
Chapter 19: Health and safety law
Chapter 20: Intellectual property rights
David Kelly is a former Principal Lecturer in Law at Staffordshire University and is the author of the best-selling textbook Slapper and Kelly’s The English Legal System.
Ruby Hammer, LLB (Hons), LLM, MA in Professional and Higher Education, is Deputy Head of Law at the University of Manchester. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her specialist area of law is Contract and Tort and she has a keen interest in Employers’ Liability and Stress at Work Claims.
Janice Denoncourt, BA, LLB, LLM, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Nottingham Trent University. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her specialist areas of law are intellectual property, company and business law. She researches, publishes and formerly practised in the intellectual property, finance and corporative governance fields.
John Hendy, LLM, PGDipHPE, CertEd, LLB (Hons), FHEA, FRSA, MSET, is a Senior Lecturer in Law at De Montfort University. He is also the Online and Distance Learning Manager for the Law School and the Programme Manager for the Distance Learning LLM, MBA and MSc for lawyers provisions.