1st Edition

Essential Business Law and Practice for SQE1

By Bill Davies Copyright 2023
    178 Pages
    by Routledge

    178 Pages
    by Routledge

    Essential Business Law and Practice for SQE1 explains the key principles of business law and practice as required for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) Part 1, in a clear, easy-to-follow style.

    The key principles of law in each topic are introduced together with concise examples of how each principle can be applied, and the book includes a range of supporting features:

    • Commercial awareness talking points reinforce the book’s strong focus on commercial awareness throughout
    • Multiple-choice questions: Each section of the book provides multiple-choice questions following the SQE1 question format (with answers to enable you to test your knowledge). Further multiple-choice questions and answers are also provided on the companion website
    • Problem questions: To test understanding and analytical skills applied to practical scenarios. A companion website also provides suggested answers
    • Revision points: Each chapter concludes with a concise list of key revision points

    Part of Routledge’s Essential Law for SQE1 series, this concise and accessible text provides a clear understanding of the business law and practice element of SQE1 and enables you to test your assessment skills. Without the assumption of any prior knowledge of Business Law and Practice, it is suitable for non-law graduates.

    Introduction Part One – Choosing a business form 1. Business organisations Part Two – Private limited companies 2. Formation of the company 3. The constitution of the company 4. Roles in the company 5. Financing the company 6. Shareholders’ decision making 7. Directors’ decision making 8. Directors’ duties 9. Transactions with directors requiring shareholder approval 10. Minority Shareholder Protection Part 3 – Partnerships 11. Ordinary partnerships 12. Limited liability Partnerships Part Four - Business Accounts and Tax 13. Calculating business profits (Rachel Cooper) 14. Income Tax 15. Capital Gains Tax 16. Corporation Tax & Value Added Tax Part Five– Insolvency 17. Corporate Insolvency 18. Personal Insolvency 19. Multiple Choice Questions 20. Multiple Choice Answers 21. Problem Questions


    Bill Davies is Dean of the Faculty of Law, Crime and Justice at University of Winchester. He teaches company and commercial law.

    Rachel Cooper is Course Leader for undergraduate Accounting and Finance courses at the University of Worcester. She teaches management accounting and strategy.