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Following the introduction of the Human Rights Act 1998, human rights principles will for the first time be applicable to commercial law in the UK. This innovative work guides practitioners clearly through the implications, explaining both general principles and their day-to-day impact on specific areas of commercial law. * The first work to address a fundamental change in UK commercial law relevant to all practitioners * Focuses on both the practical and theoretical issues arising from the Act * Identifies arguments lawyers can expect to encounter in the early years of the Act's implementation * Explains the Act's impact on individual areas of practice - including competition, planning, tax, and employment law * Advises how to use human rights arguments in litigation * Provides concrete examples, drawn from other Commonwealth jurisdictions, of how human rights will affect practice.