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Business law

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > England and Wales > KD1629

Edition Details

  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson Longman, 2008
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/business-law-104826/ (Stable identifier)

Short Description

Lv, 858 pages ; 25 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Business law is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: Ewan MacIntyre.
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 46 editions
  • First edition Date: 2001
  • Last edition Date: 2016
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD1629
  • Dewey Code: 346.4207
  • ISBN: 9781405872942 1405872942 9781405859554 1405859555
  • OCLC: 181422814

Main Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Guided tour Guided tour of the companion website Table of cases and statutes Chapter 1: Contract 1 Formation of a contract Chapter 2: Contract 2 The terms of the contract Chapter 3: Contract 3 Misrepresentation, mistake, duress, ILlegality, minors and privity Chapter 4: Contract 4 Discharge and remedies Chapter 5: Tort Chapter 6: Company Law 1 Formation and personnel Chapter 7: Company Law 2 Shareholders, resolutions, protection of minority shareholders and charges Chapter 8: Partnership, limited liability partnership and sole trading Chapter 9: Employment 1 The contract of employment, employee rights, dismissal and redundancy Chapter 10: Employment 2 Discrimination Chapter 11 Sources of English law And finally, before the exam Glossary of terms Index

Table of Contents

detailed CONTENTS
Preface xiii
Guided Tour xvi
Table of Cases xviii
Table of Statutes xli
Table of Statutory Instruments lii
Table of EU Legislation lvi
Study skills 1
1 The legal system 7
Introduction 7
1.1 Features of the English legal system 7
1.2 Classification of English law 10
1.3 Sources of English law 15
1.4 European Community law 28
1.5 The European Convention on Human Rights 37
Key points 43
Summary questions 45
Multiple choice questions 46
Task 1 47
2 The courts and legal personnel 48
Introduction 48
2.1 The civil courts 48
2.2 The criminal courts 54
2.3 Procedure in the civil courts 58
2.4 Alternative dispute resolution 63
2.5 The legal profession 67
2.6 The judiciary 69
2.7 Juries 72
2.8 Law reform 72
2.9 Law reporting 73
Key points 74
Summary questions 76
Multiple choice questions 76
Task 2 77
3 Formation of contracts / offer and acceptance 78
Introduction 78
3.1 Offer 78
3.2 Acceptance 83
3.3 Certainty 89
3.4 Offer and acceptance when dealing with machines 92
3.5 Acceptance of an offer of a unilateral contract 93
3.6 Termination of offers 94
3.7 Battle of the forms 98
Key points 98
Summary questions 100
Multiple choice questions 101
Task 3 102
detailed contents #### 4 Other requirements of a contract / intention to create legal relations n consideration n formalities n capacity 104
Introduction 104
4.1 Intention to create legal relations 104
4.2 Consideration 109
4.3 Formalities 124
4.4 Capacity 126
Key points 128
Summary questions 130
Multiple choice questions 131
Task 4 133
5 Contractual terms 134
Introduction 134
5.1 Nature of contractual terms 134
5.2 Express terms distinguished from representations 135
5.3 Implied terms 140
5.4 Types of terms 142
5.5 Exclusion clauses 146
5.6 The Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 150
5.7 The Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 156
5.8 Consumer guarantees 159
Key points 161
Summary questions 162
Multiple choice questions 163
Task 5 165
6 Misrepresentation n mistake n duress and undue influence n ILlegality 166
Introduction 166
6.1 Misrepresentation 166
6.2 Mistake 178
6.3 Duress and undue influence 186
6.4 Illegal and void contracts 193
Key points 197
Summary questions 199
Multiple choice questions 200
Task 6 202
7 Discharge of liability n remedies for breach of contract 203
Introduction 203
7.1 Discharge of liability 203
7.2 Remedies for breach of contract 220
Key points 233
Summary questions 235
Multiple choice questions 236
Task 7 238
8 Terms implied by statute 240
Introduction 240
8.1 The Sale of Goods Act 1979 240
8.2 The terms implied by the Sale of Goods Act 1979 242
8.3 Implied terms in contracts other than sales of goods 260
8.4 Exclusion of the statutory implied terms 266
Key points 268
Summary questions 270
Multiple choice questions 271
Task 8 272
9 Sale of goods / the passing of ownership 274
Introduction 274
9.1 The passing of the property and the risk 274
9.2 Reservation of title clauses 286
9.3 Sale by a person who is not the owner 290
Key points 298
Summary questions 299
Multiple choice questions 301
Task 9 303
10 Sale of goods / duties of the parties n remedies n international sales 304
Introduction 304
10.1 Duties of the seller 304
10.2 Duties of the buyer 309
10.3 Remedies of the seller 310
10.4 Remedies of the buyer 315
10.5 International sales 325
Key points 330
Summary questions 332
Multiple choice questions 333
Task 10 334
11 Agency 335
Introduction 335
11.1 The concept of agency 335
11.2 Creation of agency 336
11.3 Liability on contracts made by agents 342
11.4 Duties of the agent 346
11.5 The rights of the agent 350
11.6 Termination of agency 351
Key points 355
Summary questions 357
Multiple choice questions 358
Task 11 360
12 The law of torts 1 361
Introduction 361
12.1 Nature of tortious liability 361
12.2 Negligence 362
12.3 Negligent misstatement 382
12.4 The Consumer Protection Act 1987 Part I 383
12.5 The Occupiers' Liability Acts 1957 and 1984 386
12.6 Time limits 389
Key points 390
Summary questions 391
Multiple choice questions 392
Task 12 393
detailed contents ####13 The law of torts 2 395
Introduction 395
13.1 Private nuisance 395
13.2 Public nuisance 398
13.3 Strict liability (the rule in Rylands v Fletcher) 399
13.4 Trespass to land 401
13.5 Trespass to the person 401
13.6 Trespass to goods 402
13.7 Defamation 403
13.8 Vicarious liability 405
13.9 The tort of breach of statutory duty 409
13.10 Economic torts 409
Key points 410
Summary questions 412
Multiple choice questions 413
Task 13 414
14 Credit transactions 415
Introduction 415
14.1 The Consumer Credit Acts 1974 and 2006 415
14.2 Types of credit transactions 446
14.3 Interest on trade debts 450
Key points 451
Summary questions 453
Multiple choice questions 454
Task 14 455
15 Partnership 457
Introduction 457
15.1 The nature of partnership 457
15.2 The definition of a partnership 458
15.3 Specific indications as to whether or not a partnership exists 461
15.4 The partnership agreement 463
15.5 Partners' relationship with each other 471
15.6 Partnership property 473
15.7 Partners' fiduciary duties to each other 474
15.8 Partners' relationship with outsiders 478
15.9 Dissolution and winding up 484
15.10 Limited partners 489
Key points 490
Summary questions 491
Multiple choice questions 492
Task 15 494
16 The nature of a company and formation of a company 495
Introduction 495
16.1 The Companies Act 2006 495
16.2 The nature of a company 497
16.3 The corporate veil 501
16.4 Classification of companies 505
16.5 Formation of registered companies 511
16.6 The consitution of a company 515
16.7 Off-the-shelf companies 518
16.8 Contracts made before the company is formed 518
16.9 The company name 519
16.10 The Register of Companies 522
Key points 523
Summary questions 525
Multiple choice questions 527
Task 16 527
17 The management of a company 528
Introduction 528
17.1 Directors 528
17.2 The company secretary 551
17.3 The auditor 553
17.4 Company registers 559
17.5 The annual return 561
17.6 Accounts and accounting records 562
Key points 565
Summary questions 567
Multiple choice questions 568
Task 17 570
18 Shareholders n resolutions n maintenance of capital
n minority protection n debentures 571
Introduction 571
18.1 Shareholders 571
18.2 The nature of shares 572
18.3 Becoming a shareholder of a company with a share capital 575
18.4 Company resolutions and meetings 578
18.5 The legal effect of the constitution 587
18.6 Maintenance of capital 589
18.7 Insider dealing 594
18.8 Protection of minority shareholders 595
18.9 Loan capital 605
Key points 610
Multiple choice questions 613
Task 18 615
19 Winding up of companies n limited liability partnerships
n benefits of trading as a company, partnership or limited
liability partnership 616
Introduction 616
19.1 Winding up of companies 616
19.2 Limited liability partnership 629
19.3 Choice of legal status 637
Key points 643
Summary questions 645
Multiple choice questions 647
Task 19 648
detailed contents ####20 Employment 1 / duties of employer and employee n dismissal n redundancy 649
Introduction 649
20.1 Employees contrasted with independent contractors 651
20.2 The terms of the contract of employment 655
20.3 Termination of employment 667
20.4 Unfair dismissal 672
20.5 Redundancy 688
Key points 692
Summary questions 695
Multiple choice questions 696
Task 20 697
21 Employment 2 / discrimination n health and safety n rights of employees 698
Introduction 698
21.1 The Equal Pay Act 1970 698
21.2 The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 704
21.3 The Race Relations Act 1976 710
21.4 The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 715
21.5 Discrimination against persons with criminal records 718
21.6 Discrimination against part-time workers 719
21.7 Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation 721
21.8 Discrimination on the grounds of religious belief 721
21.9 Discrimination against fixed-term workers 722
21.10 Discrimination on the grounds of age 722
21.11 Health and safety 724
21.12 Maternity rights 730
21.13 Adoption leave and pay 733
21.14 Flexible working for parents 734
21.15 The national minimum wage 734
21.16 The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) 735
21.17 The Working Time Regulations 1998 736
21.18 Authorised deductions from wages 739
21.19 Time off work 740
21.20 Procedure for bringing a claim before an employment tribunal 742
Key points 743
Summary questions 747
Multiple choice questions 748
Task 21 750
22 Regulation of business by the imposition of criminal liability 751
Introduction 751
22.1 The nature of a crime 751
22.2 The Trade Descriptions Act 1968 753
22.3 Misleading price indications 766
22.4 Product safety 771
22.5 The Computer Misuse Act 1990 772
22.6 Enforcement of consumer law 775
22.7 Competition law 775
Key points 781
Summary questions 783
Multiple choice questions 784
Task 22 785
23 Business property 786
Introduction 786
23.1 Legal concepts of property 786
23.2 Copyright 788
23.3 Patents 794
23.4 Trade marks 798
23.5 The Data Protection Act 1998 801
Key points 806
Summary questions 807
Multiple choice questions 808
Task 23 808
Appendix 1: company law in force until September 2009 809
Appendix: answers to test your understanding questions 819
Bibliography 849
Index 000

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