Business Law: An Active Learning Approach

Business Law: An Active Learning Approach

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By (author) Peter Handley, By (author) Jim Clevinger, By (author) John Vaughan, By (author) Tim Birtwhistle, By (author) Tony O'Neill, By (author) Sue Wall

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  • Publisher: BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
  • Format: Paperback | 440 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 242mm x 20mm | 762g
  • Publication date: 1 August 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0631201831
  • ISBN 13: 9780631201830
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Business Law is part of a major new national programme of highly developed texts and modules for undergraduate students following business studies programmes. It provides 100 hours of quality study to be used by students in a supported learning environment. This introduction to business law delivers the knowledge and skills required to understand the overall importance of the legal function in every aspect of the business organization and the ways in which the law affects the role of every manager, from marketing to personnel, in a business. It is designed for students of business as opposed to legal specialists so all the units are carefully sequenced and organized to ensure clarity and ease of use. Topics covered include: The English legal system. Legal relationships. Business contracts. Obligations of the seller/producer. European community law.Business Law has been written and developed by a highly experienced team. Extensively tested with students and using a range of questions, self-assessment exercises, worked examples and assignments, Business Law is the most effective teaching and learning resource available at this level.

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Peter Handley and Jim Clevinger are Senior Lecturers in the School of Legal Studies at the University of Wolverhampton.John Vaughan and Tim Birtwhistle are Principal Lecturers in the School of Law, Faculty of Business, at Leeds Metropolitan University.Tony O'Neill is a Principal Lecturer and Susan Wall is Dean, both at the School of European and International Studies in the Division of Law at Derby University.

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"Business Law" is part of a major new national programme of highly developed texts and modules for undergraduate students following business studies programmes. It provides 100 hours of quality study to be used by students in a supported learning environment. This introduction to business law delivers the knowledge and skills required to understand the overall importance of the legal function in every aspect of the business organization and the ways in which the law affects the role of every manager, from marketing to personnel, in a business. It is designed for students of business as opposed to legal specialists so all the units are carefully sequenced and organized to ensure clarity and ease of use. Topics covered include: The English legal system. Legal relationships. Business contracts. Obligations of the seller/producer. European community law."" "Business Law" has been written and developed by a highly experienced team. Extensively tested with students and using a range of questions, self-assessment exercises, worked examples and assignments, "Business Law" is the most effective teaching and learning resource available at this level.

Table of contents

Guide for Students. Guide for Lecturers. Part I: The English Legal System. The Nature of Law. Sources of Law. The Courts and Tribunals. Legal Personnel and Legal Aid. Part II: Legal Relationships. Liability for Employees and Agents. Sole Traders and Partnerships. Forming a Company. Managing the Company. Part III: Business Contracts. Making a Contract. What can go Wrong During the Making of a Contract. Contractual Terms. Discharging a Contract. Part IV: Non-Contractual Obligations of the Seller/Producer. The Duty of Care in Negligence. Other Aspects of Negligence and Product Liability. Other Aspects of Tort. Liability in Respect of Employees. Part V: European Community Law. The Development of the European Community. The Functions of the Institutions. The Sources of European Community Law. The Integration of European Community Law at a National Level. Enforcement of European Community Law at a European Level.