Introduction to Business Law

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Business students often find Business law modules challenging, irrelevant to their future career, and full of alien terminology and concepts. Introduction to Business Law anticipates these objections and consciously demonstrates the relevance of key areas of the law to a world of work that the business student can relate to. It is written in an engaging and accessible style and the look and feel of the book has been developed to replicate the kind of textbook that is familiar to a business student, with ...
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Overview


Business students often find Business law modules challenging, irrelevant to their future career, and full of alien terminology and concepts. Introduction to Business Law anticipates these objections and consciously demonstrates the relevance of key areas of the law to a world of work that the business student can relate to. It is written in an engaging and accessible style and the look and feel of the book has been developed to replicate the kind of textbook that is familiar to a business student, with structured features, illustrative diagrams and photographs. Covering all key topics addressed on business law modules and rigorously reviewed by subject area specialists this textbook gives students the best chance of succeeding in their business law module.

Clearly structured in five parts, Introduction to Business Law fosters a solid foundation in the key legal concepts of the English Legal System, contract law and negligence before discussing how the law affects the everyday workings of businesses and their employees from company formation to winding up and insolvency.

Key features

- Case boxes provide a break down of key cases including the facts and the decision. The relevance of the cases are therefore immediately clear and not concealed in unnecessary detail.
- Insight boxes offer current and newsworthy examples of the pervasive influence of law in the modern business world featuring; Wayne Rooney, The National Lottery, Naomi Campbell, Kodak and British Airways.
-Viewpoint boxes offer 'from the horse's mouth' testimonies from business people and past business students highlighting the law they come across in their jobs.
- Diagrams and photographs provide an immediate and tangible illustration of concepts.
- Study skills chapter and glossary are an invaluable aid for those new to the study of law.

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The book is accompanied by a comprehensive online resource center offering several resources to support teaching and learning including a test bank, a lecturer guide to teaching the course, assignments and group activities, updates, and a flash card glossary.

For Students Detailed updates to the law following publication
- Flashcard glossary of key terms
- Multiple choice questions
- Exam help
- Pointers to the questions in the text

For lecturers
- Testbank
- Instructor's manual
- PP slides
- Suggestions for group and seminar activities

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Editorial Reviews

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"The strengths of the chapters reside in the clear exposition of the basic principles of the law, the appropriate illustration by means of relevant cases, and the logical flow of ideas and subject areas which they contain." - Walter Cairns, Manchester Metropolitan University

"I would commend the author for producing a valid text which is interesting, approachable and covers essential material. I could see the text being a popular choice with students and their lecturers. " - Dr. R. L. P. Austen-Baker, Lancaster University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199662876
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/24/2013
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Lucy Jones, University of Brighton

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Table of Contents

The English Legal System
1. The Nature of the English Legal System
2. The Court System and Alternative Dispute Resolution
3. Sources of Law
Contract Law
4. Offer and Acceptance
5. Intention and Capacity
6. Terms
7. Vitiating Factors
8. Discharge of Contract and Contractual Remedies
9. Law of Agency
10. The Sale and Supply of Goods
The Law of Tort
11. Negligence
12. Product Liability, Defective Premises, Interference with Land and defences
Employment Law
13. The Employment Contract and Health and Safety at Work
14. Discrimination and Dismissal
The Structure and Management of Business
15. Business Organisations
16. Company Law I: Formation and Financing
17. Company Law II: Company Officers and Liabilities
18. Company Law III: Winding Up and Insolvency
Study Skills and Revision Advice
19. Study Skills

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