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'This book is eminently suitable ... for any Business Law course.' The Law Teacher (Journal of the Association of Law Teachers) - review of a previous edition.
The sixth edition of this popular book has been comprehensively updated. Business Law provides a clear, jargon-free text that is easy to understand text for students new to law. The coverage is wide and well illustrated by cases, diagrams, specimen documents and questions. The text provides an excellent teaching resource for business law. It focuses on introductory aspects of English law and the English legal system; the law relating to business organisations, namely sole traders, partnerships and companies; legal aspects of business transactions, covering contract, tort, sale and supply of goods, consumer law and criminal liability in the context of business; and the law relating to employment.
Features of this sixth edition-
· Major changes to Part 1, resulting from the provisions of the Access to Justice Act 1999, the likely effects of the Human Rights Act 1998 and, in EU law, the Treaty of Amsterdam.
· Important changes to legal terminology ('the end of legal Latin') and civil procedure brought about by Lord Woolf in the form of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998.
· Significant changes to Part 2 on business organisations in the area of partnerships under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000 and the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, together with new company law decisions of the courts.
· Contract law chapters now incorporate the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999, the Competition Act 1998 and the Electronic Communications Act 2000.
· In employment law, developments such as the Employment Rights Act 1999 and attendant SIs covering issues such as working time, maternity leave, parental leave and time off for family emergencies.
A Lecturer's Guide is available for lecturers adopting the book. It contains photocopiable masters of diagrams and forms in the textbook and a range of scenarios with questions and outline solutions.The authors
Denis Keenan is a Barrister, a highly experienced law lecturer and former Head of Department of Business Studies and Law. In addition to being the author of a range of successful textbooks, he is a regular legal contributor to Accountancy magazine and general editor of Butterworths Accountants' Legal Service.
Sarah Riches is Dean of Students at Bolton Institute and has many years' experience of teaching business law.
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