Alix Adams' Law for Business Students explains the law in a jargon-free, engaging style and explores the law firmly within the context of the business world using real-life examples.
The text follows a six-part structure, beginning with an introduction to the study of law for those new to the subject, before outlining each major area of legal concern in business including contracts and sales, tort, employment, corporate organisation (now expanded to include dissolution of companies) and intellectual property.
This 10th edition has been updated with over 20 new case references including all relevant key decisions of the European Court of Justice and the UK Supreme Court. Reference to new legislation includes the Equality Act (Gender Pay Gap) Regulations 2017.
Catering for a range of learning styles, Law for Business Students clearly outlines the main legal rules and cases. It uses business examples and topical news stories to reinforce understanding and demonstrate the practical application of the law. Key terms are explained in helpful margin notes, and a broad variety of end-of-chapter resources ensures that you understand the issues covered in the chapter and gives you an opportunity to apply your knowledge in questions and activities relating to each topic. The full-colour page design clearly identifies each learning feature to help you get the most out of your study.
Contents ix Publisher's acknowledgements xviii Preface xix Table of cases xx Table of statutes 00 Table of statutory instruments 00 Table of European and International legislation 00 Part 1: Introduction: getting started 1 1 Study skills 3 2 The nature of law 17 3 How the law is made 27 4 Resolving legal disputes 53 Part 2: Law of contract, agency and sale of goods 73 5 The law of contract: offer and acceptance 75 6 The law of contract: consideration, intention and privity 99 7 The terms of the contract at common law 121 8 Statutory terms in contracts for sale of goods and services 139 9 Defects in the contract: misrepresentation, mistake, duress and undue influence 169 10 More defects: illegality and incapacity 199 11 Discharge of the contract and remedies for breach 217 12 The law of agency 251 Part 3: The law of tort 271 13 Tort liability for defective goods 273 14 Tort liability for defective services 295 15 Tort liability for premises 341 Part 4: Elements of employment law 377 16 Rights at work: the contract of employment and health and safety at work 379 17 Rights at work: protection against discrimination 403 18 Rights at work: protection against dismissal and redundancy 443 Part 5: Introduction to company law 465 19 Business organisation 467 20 Forming a registered company 489 21 Running the company: raising and maintaining capital 505 22 Daily management of the company: functions of directors, secretary and auditors 519 23 Company meetings and shareholder participation 543 Part 6: General principles of intellectual property law 557 24 Statutory intellectual property protection: copyright, designs, patents and trade marks 559 25 Common law protection of intellectual property: Passing off, malicious falsehood and breach of confidence 581 Appendix 1: Additional resources 598 Appendix 2: Worth thinking about? and quiz solutions 602 Index