Now in its 9th Edition this proven textbook provides a comprehensive yet concise introduction to Business Law, including Contract Law, Tort Law, Commercial Law and Employment Law. The aim is to explain Business Law in a straightforward and accessible way. Business Law 9e is fully up to date and includes coverage of the most recent legislation concerning corporate manslaughter, compensation, equality, flexible working and misleading marketing. The Companies Act 2006 is given full and comprehensive coverage. Recent European legislation on unfair business practices, equal treatment and consumer protection is included. Current case law is thoroughly reviewed and throughout the text hundreds of cases are referenced and described. Business Law 9e is ideal for use on undergraduate Business Law modules taken by business studies, accounting, marketing, design and technology, health studies and food science and other non-law students.
It covers the business law syllabus requirements of many professional and examination bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and the Institute of Personnel Development. It is also suitable for the GNVQ Business Law option.
Table of Cases. Table of Statutes. Table of Secondary Legislation/ Statutory Instruments. 1. Methods of Learning. 2. Examination Techniques. Part 1 The English Legal System. 3. Introduction - What is Law? 4. The Main Sources of English Law. 5. Origins of Common Law and Equity. 6. The Courts. 7. Tribunals and Arbitration. 8. The Personnel of the Law. 9. Procedure and Evidence. 10. The Law of Persons. 11. Property Law. REFLECTION AND CONSOLIDATION 1. Part 2 The Law of Contract. 12. What is a contract? 13. The Capacity to Contract. 14. The Form of Contracts. 15. The Contents of Contracts. 16. Invalidating Factors. 17. Discharge of Contracts. 18. Remedies. 19. Privity of Contract. REFLECTION AND CONSOLIDATION 2. Part 3 The Law of Torts. 20. The Nature of Tort. 21. General Defences. 22. Capacity in Tort. 23. Negligence. 24. Strict Liability. 25. Nuisance. 26. Trespass and Conversion. 27. Defamation. 28. Remedies and Limitation Periods. REFLECTION AND CONSOLIDATION 3. Part 4 Commercial Law. 29. Agency. 30. Sale of Goods. 31 Consumer Protection. 32. Competition Policy. 33. Consumer Credit. 34. Insurance. 35. Patents, Copyright, Trade Marks, and Passing Off. 36. Data Protection. 37. Regulatory Bodies. REFLECTION AND CONSOLIDATION 4. Part 5 Company Law and Partnerships. 38. Non-Corporate Bodies. 39. Corporate Bodies - the Company. 40. The Articles of Association. 41. Share Capital. 42. Loan Capital. 43. Membership and Minority Protection. 44. Directors and the Secretary. 45. Auditors and Investigations. 46. Meetings, Resolutions and Publicity. 47. Reconstructions, Mergers and Takeovers. 48. Liquidation, Administration (and Administration Orders), Receivership, and Voluntary Arrangements. REFLECTION AND CONSOLIDATION 5. Part 6 Employment Law. 49. Employees and the Self Employed. 50. The Contract of Employment. 51. The Common Law Duties of an Employee. 52. Duties of an Employer. 53. Wages. 54. Maternity Rights. 55. Equality. 56. Termination of the Contract of Employment. 57. Redundancy. 58. Industrial Injuries: Employer Liability. 59. Health and Safety At Work. 60. Institutions and Tribunals. 61. Trade Unions. REFLECTION AND CONSOLIDATION 6. Appendix 1. Answers to Self Assessment Exercises.
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