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Business law

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

Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Ruth Hayward, Ann E. M. Holmes, David Kelly
  • Biografical Information: David Kelly, PhD, Principal Lecturer in Law, Ann Holmes, M Phil, PGD, Associate Dean, and Ruth Hayward, LLB, LLM, Lecturer in Law, all at Staffordshire University.
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: London : Cavendish, 2005
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
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Short Description

Lxii, 566 pages ; 24 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: David Kelly, Ann Holmes, Ruth Hayward.
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 52 editions
  • First edition Date: 1994
  • Last edition Date: 2014
  • General Notes: Previous edition: 2002.
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD1629
  • Dewey Code: 346.4207
  • ISBN: 1859419623 9781859419625
  • OCLC: 57430551

Publisher Description:

This new edition of Business Law has been thoroughly updated and expanded to provide a clear and comprehensive treatment of the key aspects of business law. Major developments since the last edition have been comprehensively covered, including the increasing impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000, together with numerous cases from both domestic and European courts. In producing this new edition, the authors have maintained their aim of exploring both the form and content of the legal regulation of business in a critically informed context.
Business Law is primarily designed for undergraduates on business studies courses, but will also be ideal for all those who need to study the law relating to business as part of their main course.

Main Contents

Law and legal sources
The criminal and civil courts
Alternative dispute resolution
The nature and function of contract law
The formation of a contract
Contents of a contract
Vitiating factors
Discharge of a contract
Sale and supply of goods
Partnership law
Company law
Individual employment rights (1) : the contract of employment
Individual employment rights (2) : equal pay and discrimination
Individual employment rights (3) : termination
Employer's liability
Consumer credit.

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