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3rd Edition

Commonwealth Caribbean Business Law

ISBN 9781138024267
Published September 8, 2015 by Routledge-Cavendish
522 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Now in its third edition, Commonwealth Caribbean Business Law continues to break away from the traditional English approach of treating business law primarily as the law of contract and agency.

Taking a panoramic view, it explores the foundation of various legal systems before examining areas of legal liability that affect business activities. These include areas such as contract law, tort law, criminal law, agency and internet law which present significant challenges confronting the business sector. The book primarily targets the development of business law principles in several Caribbean Commonwealth jurisdictions but, where appropriate, also embraces the jurisprudence of other Commonwealth nations, such as the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. It also explores the United States as a non-Commonwealth jurisdiction, given the increasing importance in the Caribbean of judicial pronouncements relating to internet law from this territory.

Using excerpts from key judgments, the book allows students, particularly those with a non-legal background, to understand key legal principles for business as presented by the judiciary and draws parallels between legal theory and business practice.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Legal Systems  2. Law of Obligations: Making the Contract  3. Law of Obligations: Attacking the Contract  4. Law of Obligations: Torts  5. Criminalising Business Activities  6. Law of Agency  7. Internet Law and Business

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Natalie Persadie is an Assistant Professor in the Design and Manufacturing Engineering Unit, University of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad.

Rajendra Ramlogan is a Professor of Commercial and Environmental Law in the Department of Management Studies, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad.