From the Back Cover
Business Law, 7th Edition
Denis Keenan and Sarah Riches
'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 seventh edition of this popular book has been comprehensively updated. Highly regarded and academically rigorous, Business Law provides a clear, jargon-free text that is easy to understand for students new to law. With comprehensive coverage, well illustrated by cases, diagrams and specimen documents and questions, this text provides an excellent teaching resource for business law. The authors focus on the 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.
New to this edition
- Increased coverage of developments in the European Union including the effect of enlargement of the Union and the draft constitution
- Proposals for constitutional change including reform of the House of Lords and the creation of a supreme court
- Details of the Criminal Courts Review and the changes introduced by the Criminal Justice Act 2003
- Reform of the tribunal system and increased coverage of alternative dispute resolution
- Major changes in the areas of bankruptcy, corporate insolvency, competition and consumer protection law under the Enterprise Act 2002
- Recent developments in consumer protection law including Sale and Supply of Goods to Consumers Regulations 2002, and the proposed changes to consumer credit law set out in the 2003 White Paper
- Coverage of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
- Increased coverage of limited liability partnerships
- Additional case law and new legislation such as the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002, in the area of business property
- In employment law, new cases and legislative developments such as the Employment Act 2002 and, in particular, its ‘family friendly’ sections with provisions relating to maternity leave, paternity leave, adoption leave and flexible working.
- Includes recent developments in discrimination law such as sexual orientation, religion and belief, and disability
- In-chapter features including learning objectives, specimen examination questions and useful website references.
A Lecturer's Guide is available for lecturers adopting the book, containing photocopiable masters of diagrams and forms in the textbook and a range of scenarios with questions and outline solutions. There is also a companion website for the book at www.booksites.net/keenan,which features regular updates to the law so that lecturers and students will remain up-to-date with new legislative and case developments.
Business Law covers the requirements of HNC/D business and first year law requirements on degree courses, and AVCE and BTEC National courses.
Denis Keenan is a Barrister, an experienced teacher and former Head of Department of Business Studies and Law. In addition to being author of a range of market-leading textbooks, he is also legal correspondent for Accountancy magazine and 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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