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. These '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 civilian.
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 they 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 including multiple-choice-questions with instant feedback.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
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About the Author
James Marson, Principal Lecturer in Law and Head of Research for Law, Sheffield Hallam University, Katy Ferris, Assistant Professor in Business Law, Nottingham University
Dr James Marson is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Principal Lecturer in Law. He is Head of Research for Law at Sheffield Hallam University.
Dr Katy Ferris is an Assistant Professor in Business Law at Nottingham University.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Introduction
1. Studying law
Part 2 The English Legal System
2. Law, the constitution, EU membership and human rights
3. Sources of law, statutory interpretation, and the legislative process
4. The court stucture and alternative forms of dispute resolution
Part 3 Contractual Obligations
5. Essential features of a valid contract 1: offer and acceptance
6. Essential features of a valid contract 2: consideration, intention to create legal relations, and certainty of terms
7. Contracts, contractual capacity, mistake, misrepresentation, and duress
8. Contractual terms
9. Statutory regulation of contracts
10. Discharge of contract and remedies for breach
Part 4 Tortious Liability
11. Negligence and nuisance
12. Economic loss, the liability of professional advisors, and psychiatric injury
13. Vicarious liability and statutory duties
Part 5 Company Law
14. Trading structures and forming the business enterprise
15. Corporate administration
16. Maintenance of finance and capital
17. Corporate management
Part 6 Agency Law
Part 7 Employment
19. Employment status and the terms forming the contract
20. Dimissal at common law; redundancy and the transfer of undertakings
21. Unfair dismissal and constructive dismissal
22. Equality in the workplace and parental rights
23. Regulation of the conditions of employment
Part 8 Intellectual Property
24. Intellectual property