Business Law 2016-2017 (24th edition)

ISBN : 9780198765950

J. Scott Slorach; Jason Ellis
344 Pages
206 x 292 mm
Pub date
Jun 2016
Blackstone Legal Practice Course Guide
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Written by two experts in the field, Business Law provides practical, up-to-date coverage of company, partnership, taxation, and insolvency law, plus all relevant aspects of EU law. The manual provides all of the relevant material students need to understand the latest legal developments affecting business law transactions. Coverage of the Companies Act 2006 is fully integrated and given prominence, mirroring the emphasis that business law courses place on this central piece of legislation. Additional emphasis has been placed on taxation and business accounts. Examples are used throughout the manual enabling students to contextualize their learning effectively. Extensive and updated statutory references allow students both to cross-reference to appropriate primary sources, and to use the guide to interpret such sources. The book's depth of coverage, accessible format and clear structure make it an ideal reference for students on the Legal Practice Course. Online Resource Centre: A free Online Resource Centre provides a range of student learning activities which guide students through scenarios based on topics in the book. Three additional online chapters are also available covering: - Competition law in the European Union and the United Kingdom. - The right of establishment, the right to provide services, and the free movement of goods. - Business contracts - agency or distributorship agreements.


1. Partnerships
1 Characteristics of partnerships
2 Partnership management and finance
3 Liability of partners to outsiders
4 Partnership disputes
5 Termination of and retirement from a partnership
6 The partnership agreement

2. Companies
7 Limited companies
8 Formation of a limited company
9 Directors and secretary
10 Shareholders
11 Company finance
12 Disposal of shares
13 Company meetings and resolutions
14 The articles of a private company
15 Disclosure obligations of companies and company accounts
16 Public companies

3. Taxation
17 Income tax: sole traders and partnerships
18 The corporation tax system
19 Taxation of directors' fees and employees' salaries
20 Taxation of distributions and debenture interest
21 Capital allowances
22 Capital gains tax and inheritance tax on business assets
23 Tax consequences of leaving and joining a partnership
24 Value Added Tax

4. Insolvency
25 Bankruptcy
26 Company insolvency proceedings
27 Liabilities arising from insolvency

5. Additional topics
28 Choice of business medium
29 Limited liability partnerships
30 Sale of a business to a company
31 A debenture document
32 Shareholders' agreements

Appendix 1: Additional chapters (online only)

About the author: 

Professor J. Scott Slorach MA (Oxon) is a solicitor and Director of Learning and Teaching, University of York.; Jason Ellis MA (Oxon), LLM is a solicitor and Principal Lecturer in Law at Nottingham Trent University.

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