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Smith & Keenan's Law for Business 13th ed

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ISBN13: 9781405824040
ISBN: 1405824042
Previous Edition ISBN: 0582473322
Published: April 2006
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £41.99 - Reprinting



Smith and Keenan's Law for Business is an established and respected textbook. It is especially suitable for undergraduate non-law students who have a business law component in their degree. It also satisfies the business law requirements for a number of professional bodies including the Association of Charted Certified Accountants, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chartered Insurance Institute, and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

The book has been updated to include new statutory and case law developments, in particular the impact of new laws in the sphere of employment law, discrimination, and company law. Key features of this edition include:-

  • new material on negligence including Occupier's Liability, Nuisance, and Rylands v Fletcher liability as it relates to business cases;
  • analysis of the Companies (Audit, Investigators and Community Enterprise) Act 2004 which strengthens the powers of auditors post-Enron, gives new duties to directors, and creates a new form of company (i.e. the Community Interest Company);
  • discussion of the Consumer Credit Act 2006; consideration of the Company Law Reform Bill
  • examination of the Employment Relations Act 2004.

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Subjects:
Commercial Law
Contents:
Preface
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Law Report Abbreviations
PART 1 - THE ENGLISH LEGAL SYSTEM
1. The meaning of law and its origins
2. Dispute resolution and legal services in England and Wales
3. European courts and human rights
4. The law making process I: UK legislation and its interpretation
5. The law making process II: Case law and the legislative organs of the European Union
PART 2 - THE LAW OF CONTRACT
6. Law of contract: making the contract
7. Law of contract: making the contract
8. Law of contract: making the contract
9. Law of contract: reality of consent
10. Law of contract: reality of consent
11. Law of contract: contractual terms
12. Law of contract: contracts in restraint of trade and restrictive practices
13. Law of contract: discharge of contract
14. Law of contract: remedies and limitation of actions
PART 3 - THE SALE OF GOODS15
The sale of goods I: making the contract
16. The sale of goods II: product liability and transfer of title
17. The sale of goods III: performance of the contract and remedies
18. Contracts for the supply of goods and services
19. Supply of goods on credit
PART 4 - EMPLOYMENT LAW
20. Employment I: the contract of employment
21. Employment II: discrimination
22. Employment III: termination of the contract
PART 5 - COMPANY LAW IN THE STUDY OF BUSINESS
23. Company law I: setting up the company
24. Company law II: share capital, dividends and transfer
25. Company law III: loan capital, directors and insolvency
the partnership comparison
PART 6 - AGENCY AND NEGLIGENCE
26. Agency in companies and partnerships - the common law
27. Negligence - generally and the business application
Appendices: Appendix I Company law reform: the Government White Paper Modernising Company Law
Appendix II - Answers to questions set in objective mode
Index