4th Edition

Business Law

ISBN 9780367277505
Published July 13, 2020 by Routledge
724 Pages 40 Color Illustrations

USD $52.95

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Book Description

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

 Part One:

Chapter 1: Law, legal sources and dispute resolution

Chapter 2: The criminal and civil courts

Chapter 3: Alternative dispute resolution

Part Two:

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

Part Three:

Chapter 9: Business liability

Chapter 10: Vicarious and employers’ liability

Chapter 11: Liability for land and environmental damage

Part Four:

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

Part Five:

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

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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.