Introduction to Business Law (4th edition)

Lucy Jones
Pub date
Apr 2017
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The bestselling textbook in this subject area, Introduction to Business Law introduces students to the core legal areas relevant to the world of business and work. Known for its visual approach and engaging writing style, the book features over 90 full colour diagrams to illustrate complex issues, while practical examples and case studies are included throughout to put the law into context. The book contains a chapter on study skills and revision, guiding business students on how to tackle legal exam questions and how to approach case law and statutes. At the end of each chapter students can practise applying their knowledge and legal skills by answering sample essay and problem questions. Further guidance on these can be found on the Online Resource Centre, which features resources for students and lecturers: Student resources - Multiple choice questions with instant feedback - Suggested answers to end-of-chapter questions - Flashcard glossary of key terms - Exam tips and advice - Chapter summary documents Lecturer resources - Additional assignment questions - Group exercises - PowerPoint slides for each chapter - Research exercises


Part 1 The English Legal System
1: The nature of English law
2: The court system and alternative dispute resolution
3: Sources of English law
Part 2 Contract Law
4: The nature of the agreement: offer and acceptance
5: Intention, capacity, consideration, and privity
6: The terms of a contract
7: Vitiating factors
8: Discharge of contract and contractual remedies
9: The sale of goods and supply of services
Part 3 The Law of Agency
10: The law of agency
Part 4 Tort Law
11: The tort of negligence
12: Product liability, defective premises, interference with land, and defences
Part 5 Employment Law
13: The contract of employment and its termination
14: Discrimination and health and safety
Part 6 The Structure and Management of Business
15: Business organisations
16: Company law I: formation and finance
17: Company law II: company officers and liabilities
18: Company law III: company meetings, shareholder-protection, and liquidation of companies
Part 7 Intellectual Property Law
19: Intellectual property law
Part 8 Study Skills and Revision
20: Study skills

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