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Professor Charles Wild (PhD, MBA, LLM) is Dean of the School of Law and Head of the Centre for International Law at the University of Hertfordshire. He teaches Company Law to LLB and LLM students, undertakes postgraduate research supervision and is widely published in the area. Stuart Weinstein (JD, MBA) is Associate Dean (Research & Commercial Enterprise) of the Law School at the University of Hertfordshire and is also a practising solicitor/attorney with over twenty years' practice experience in the US, UK and Korea. He regularly teaches accountants and non-lawyers in the UK and on overseas programmes throughout the world.
Part 1 The english legal system 1. The nature and development of English law 2. The unwritten constitution 3. The law-making process: legislation and case law 4. The courts of law 5. Other courts, tribunals and judicial review 6. Alternative Dispute Resolution 7. The main legal professions 8. Legal services 9. Criminal procedure 10. Civil procedure 11. The Human Rights Act 12. Persons and the Crown Part 2 European union law 13. The legislative organs of the European Union 14. Sources of European Union law 15. Jurisdiction in personam: the Brussels regime Part 3 The law of contract 16. Making the contract I: offer and acceptance 17. Making the contract II: consideration and estoppel 18. Making the contract III: formalities and capacity 19. Reality of consent: mistake, misrepresentation and duress 20. Contractual terms 21. Exclusion clauses and other unfair terms 22. Illegality, public policy and competition law 23. Discharge of contract 24. Remedies and limitation of actions Part 4 The law of torts 25. The law of torts: general principles 26. Tort of negligence 27. Torts relating to property 28. Miscellaneous torts 29. Defences and remedies in tort Part 5 The law of property 30. The law of property Part 6 Criminal law 31. Criminal law: general principles 32. Specific offences 33. Age and responsibility: general defences Part 7 Employment law 34. The contract of employment 35. Workplace discrimination 36. Termination of contract of employment Part 8 Cases and materials