Law for Business Students, 11th Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Alix Adams / Stephanie Caplan / Graeme Lockwood  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
11
Language
English
Total pages
720
Pub.-date
January 2020
ISBN13
9781292272245
ISBN
1292272244
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Description

Explore and apply legal concepts through practical, engaging and real-life cases studies

 

 

Law for Business Students is the popular textbook for introducing legal concepts to non-law students in a practical, engaging way through real-life cases relevant to the business world. A clear explanation of the study of law and study skills leads into the main core topics of law: contract (including intellectual property), tort, employment and business organisations (including formation), governance and dissolution. The book includes a range of features to aid understanding, applying and analysing legal concepts:

  • Scenario – to encourage development of opinions and application of relevant legal concepts.
  • Worth thinking about – discussion points to analyse within the classroom.
  • Exam tips – pointing to areas of the law which are ripe for questions in an exam, to help revision practice.
  • Chapter summaries – to reinforce learning of key concepts.
  • Key terms – highlighted in margin notes.
  • Review questions with answers – self-test questions and worked exam examples to consolidate knowledge, encouraging students to apply the law and boost confidence.
  • Advanced questions – to challenge students in developing knowledge of the law.

 

Pearson, the world’s learning company.

New to this Edition

New to this edition:

  • Restructured coverage of negligence, with dedicated chapters covering negligence and special duty situations and product liability
  • Fundamental legal principles and practical application of the law relating to the business environment
  • New 'Review Questions' section at the end of each chapter to encourage students to develop a deeper understanding of legal application

Table of Contents

Contents

Publisher’s acknowledgements

Preface

Table of cases

Table of statutes

Table of statutory instruments

Table of European International legislation

 

Part 1: Introduction: getting started

1 Study skills

2 The nature of law

3 How the law is made

4 Resolving legal disputes

 

Part 2: Law of contract, agency and sale of goods

5 The law of contract: Offer and acceptance

6 The law of contract: Consideration, intention and privity

7 The terms of the contract at common law

8 Statutory terms in contracts for sale of goods and services

9 Defects in the contract: Misrepresentation, mistake, duress and undue influence

10 The consequences of illegality and incapacity: Illegality and incapacity

11 Discharge of the contract and remedies for breach

12 The law of agency

 

Part 3: The law of tort

13 The tort of negligence

14 Negligence and special duty situations

15 Product liability

16 Occupiers’ liability, nuisance and vicarious liability

 

Part 4: Elements of employment law

17 Rights at work: The contract of employment and health and safety at work

18 Rights at work: Protection against discrimination in employment

19 Rights at work:Protection against termination of employment by wrongful and unfair dismissal including redundancy

 

Part 5: Introduction to company law

20 Business organisations

21 Forming a registered company

22 Running the company: Raising and maintaining capital

23 The management and governance of companies: Functions of directors, secretary and auditors

24 Company meetings, shareholder participation and minority protection

 

Part 6: General principles of intellectual property law

25 Statutory intellectual property protection: Copyright, designs, patents and trade marks

26 Common law protection of intellectual property: Passing off, malicious falsehood and breach of confidence

 

Appendix 1: Additional resources

Appendix 2: Worth thinking about? and Review questions – outline answers

Index

Back Cover

Explore and apply legal concepts through practical, engaging and real-life cases studies

 

 

Law for Business Students is the popular textbook for introducing legal concepts to non-law students in a practical, engaging way through real-life cases relevant to the business world. A clear explanation of the study of law and study skills leads into the main core topics of law: contract (including intellectual property), tort, employment and business organisations (including formation), governance and dissolution. The book includes a range of features to aid understanding, applying and analysing legal concepts:

  • Scenario – to encourage development of opinions and application of relevant legal concepts.
  • Worth thinking about – discussion points to analyse within the classroom.
  • Exam tips – pointing to areas of the law which are ripe for questions in an exam, to help revision practice.
  • Chapter summaries – to reinforce learning of key concepts.
  • Key terms – highlighted in margin notes.
  • Review questions with answers – self-test questions and worked exam examples to consolidate knowledge, encouraging students to apply the law and boost confidence.
  • Advanced questions – to challenge students in developing knowledge of the law.

 

New to this edition:

  • Restructured coverage of negligence, with dedicated chapters covering negligence and special duty situations and product liability
  • Fundamental legal principles and practical application of the law relating to the business environment

 

Additional resources to accompany the book are available at go.pearson.com/uk/he/resources

 

Alix Adams is a barrister with over 30 years’ experience of teaching law from GCSE to degree and postgraduate level.

 

Stephanie Caplan is a barrister and a Senior Lecturer at Kings Business School, Kings College London and Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, with extensive experience in teaching law at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and with a special interest in employment law.

 

Graeme Lockwood is a Senior Lecturer in business law at Kings Business School, Kings College, London with a broad range of teaching experience both at undergraduate and postgraduate level and on executive business courses. He is a prominent researcher with extensive publications in employment law.

 

Pearson, the world’s learning company.

Author

Alix Adams is a barrister with over 30 years’ experience of teaching law from GCSE to degree and postgraduate level.

 

Stephanie Caplan is a barrister and a Senior Lecturer at Kings Business School, Kings College London and Westminster Business School, University of Westminster with extensive experience in teaching law at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and with a special interest in employment law.

 

Graeme Lockwood is a Senior Lecturer in business law at Kings Business School, Kings College, London with a broad range of teaching experience both at undergraduate and postgraduate level and on executive business courses. He is a prominent researcher with extensive publications in employment law.