- Publisher: Longman; 1 edition (4 May 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405832355
- ISBN-13: 978-1405832359
- Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 3.6 x 25.6 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,739,488 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Smith and Keenans Law for Business is an established and respected textbook. It is especially suitable for undergraduate non-law students who have a business law component in their degree. It also satisfies the business law requirements for a number of professional bodies including the Association of Charted Certified Accountants, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chartered Insurance Institute, and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
The book has been updated to include new statutory and case law developments, in particular the impact of new laws in the sphere of employment law, discrimination, and company law.
Key features of this edition:
* In the Legal System there is information on the new office of Community Judge and recent caselaw on alternative dispute resolution and the new Her Majesty's Court Service together with recent case law on the application of the Convention on Human Rights. Recent case law on professional negligence is included in particular that relating to the value of exclusion clauses in auditors' liability together with the form of disclaimer recommended by the relevant professional body
* Analysis of the Companies (Audit, Investigators and Community Enterprise) Act 2004 which strengthens the powers of auditors post-Enron, gives new duties to directors, and creates a new form of company (i.e. the Community Interest Company).
* Discussion of the Consumer Credit Act 2006
*Consideration of the Company Law Reform Bill.
* Examination of the Employment Relations Act 2004 and many new regulations on discrimination.
* A wealth of questions and answers, in both multiple-choice and essay form
* A Companion Website, containing an essential online update service, regularly providing information on the major developments in business law, ensuring that students always remain up to date with the latest developments in this area. It also contains a free Lecturers Guide, providing essential support for teaching, including advice on teaching with the book, overhead masters of the diagrams in the book, and suggested solutions to questions.
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 Accountants' Legal Service by Tottel Publishing.