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3rd Edition

Business Law

ISBN 9781138848016
Published June 27, 2017 by Routledge
628 Pages - 27 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Business Law offers comprehensive coverage of the key aspects of business law that is easy to understand for both law and non-law students.

Established legal topics such as the English Legal System, Contract, Consumer, Company and Employment Law, as well as emerging areas such as Health and Safety and Environmental Law, are considered as they apply to business. This edition also includes coverage of the now essential field of Intellectual Property, written by Janice Denoncourt.

The work has been thoroughly updated to include all the recent major developments in the law, such as the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 together with important cases that have been decided in the period since the last edition. Mention, of course is made of Brexit, although as yet its outcome and consequences remain uncertain.

Key learning features include:

  • Law in context boxes that contextualise each chapter’s topic within the Business environment;
  • diagrams and tables to illustrate key principles;
  • updated key case boxes that highlight landmark cases for easy reference;
  • revision summaries at the end of each chapter to help clarify the key points for each topic;
  • an attractive two-colour text design that aids easy understanding and quick referencing;
  • an up-to-date and easy-to-use companion website with additional features to further your learning and track your progress.

Business Law offers a topical overview of this subject in an accessible style suited to both law and business studies undergraduates.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Law, Legal Sources and Dispute Resolution

1. Law and Legal Sources

2. The Criminal and Civil Courts

3. Alternative Dispute Resolution

Part 2: Business Transactions

4. Contract (1): Formation of a Contract

5. Contract (2): Contents of a Contract

6. Contract (3): Vitiating Factors

7. Contract (4): Discharge of a Contract

8. Consumer Protection and Sale of Goods and Services

Part 3: Business Liability

9. Negligence

10. Vicarious and Employers' Liability

11. Liability for Land and Environmental Damage

Part 4: Business Organisation

12. Agency

13. Partnership Law

14. Company Law (1): The Nature and Formation of Companies

15. Company Law (2): The Management and Operation of Companies

Part 5: Employment Law and Health and Safety

16. Individual Employment Rights (1): The Contract of Employment

17. Individual Employment Rights (2): Equal Pay and Discrimination

18. Individual Employment Rights (3): Termination

19. Health and Safety Law

Part 6: Intellectual Property Rights

20. Intellectual Property

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David Kelly, BA, BA (Law), PhD, previously Principal Lecturer in Law, Staffordshire University.

Ruby Hammer, LLB (Hons), LLM, MA in Professional and Higher Education, is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Head of Law at Staffordshire University. Her areas of expertise are Tort Law and Environmental Law with a special emphasis on Employers’ Liability and Stress at Work Claims.

John Hendy is Director of Hendy Associates Ltd and is an Education Consultant specialising in e-learning development. He teaches with numerous online institutions on LLB, LLM and MBA courses. He is also the founder of GoReferencing and GoRevision online tools.

Support Material

Companion Website

Please visit our companion website for additional support materials.