ISBN : 9780198849957
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Do your students struggle to engage with legal topics? Look no further than Marson & Ferris' Business Law to help them actively engage with the law, understand it, and approach it with confidence.
Written with business, management, and finance and accounting students in mind, the authors put the law into a context that they can easily understand by introducing case studies in every chapter. 'Business Scenarios' help the students contextualize the law by presenting the reader with an example of an everyday problem which demonstrates how the law can affect a company, employer, employee, or other individual.
Throughout each chapter the students are asked to pause and consider how the content applies to these routine business problems, enabling them to become active readers and think independently about how the law operates.
The first chapter provides a helpful guide to studying the law and advice on how to excel in assessments so that students can fulfil their potential. This chapter includes a sample problem question and model answer. Further sample problem and essay questions can be found at the end of chapters, giving readers an opportunity to test their understanding and practise for assessments. Students will be able to find indicative answers to these questions hosted with the online resources for this book.
At the end of each chapter the authors provide further reading suggestions to guide students that want to deepen their knowledge, including well-maintained and trusted websites, Twitter feeds, and YouTube channels in addition to suitable books and articles.
This book is accompanied by a suite of online resources to support students' learning, including flashcard cases, self-test questions and answers with feedback, and additional material on legislation.
Part 1 Introduction
1: How to study law for businesses
Part 2 The English Legal System
2: The English legal system, constitution and human rights
3: Creating, finding, and applying the law
4: Dispute resolution for businesses
Part 3 Contractual Obligations
5: Establishing an agreement: offer and acceptance
6: Establishing the contract: consideration, intention to create legal relations, and certainty of terms
7: Factors affecting the validity of a contract
8: Terms of a contract
9: Statutory regulation of contracts
10: Ending the contract
Part 4 Tortious Liability
11: The tortious liability of businesses in negligence and nuisance
12: Non-physical damage and liability for economic loss
13: Responsibilities of employers for the torts of employees and statutory duties
Part 5 Company Law
14: Legal requirements when establishing a business enterprise
15: The administration of corporations
16: Duties relating to corporation finance and capital
17: The management of corporations
Part 6 Agency Law
18: Businesses and the responsibility of agents
Part 7 Employment
19: Hiring staff and establishing the contract of employment
20: Ending employment contracts at common law; and duties to redundant and transferring staff
21: Statutory regulation of dismissals
22: Equality in employment relationships
23: Statutory and common law regulation of the conditions of employment
Part 8 Intellectual Property and Data Protection
24: Intellectual property and data protection
Review from previous edition
"The inclusion of business scenarios is an excellent touch, enabling students to contextualize the legal content." - Zaman Kala, Associate Lecturer in Law, University of Bolton
"A concise business law book that provides a well-structured approach to understanding the topics. The book's distinctive edge is that it is more interactive than other books." - Dr John Wood, Lecturer in Law, University of Central Lancashire