Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 July 2020

776 Pages

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198849957

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Business Law

Sixth Edition

James Marson and Katy Ferris

  • Learning outcomes are presented at the start of chapters to provide students with a roadmap of the content ahead while case facts and their impact are integrated in the chapters to help students visualize the course of events and understand their importance
  • Chapters close with a summary of the core content covered, serving as a helpful recap and useful revision aid
  • Further reading suggestions guide students who want to deepen their knowledge, directing them to well maintained and trusted websites, Twitter feeds, and YouTube channels in addition to suitable books and articles
  • Sample problem and essay questions can be found at the end of each chapter, providing students with an opportunity to test their understanding and practise for assessments. Indicative answers can be found with the online resources accompanying this book
  • The first chapter introduces why it is important for business students to understand legal concepts and provides helpful tips on how to approach assessments, including an example problem question with a model answer

New to this Edition:

  • The new edition provides updates to laws decided by national and European courts. This includes judgments of the Supreme Court clarifying issues relating to the duty of care in the tort of negligence, and the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding limitations to the doctrine of separate legal personality
  • Discussion of key cases including Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust (2018) and Robinson v Chief Constable of the West Yorkshire Police (2018) where the Supreme Court reassesses the Caparo tests for negligence liability; and Vantaan kaupunki v Skanska Industrial Solutions Oy, NCC Industry Oy, Asfaltmix Oy (2019), where the Court of Justice of the European Union provides potentially significant changes to the notion of separate legal personality in company law
  • Updates on the new legislation to pass in 2019/20 on the protections afforded to workers, including further rights for individuals at work provided in the Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) Order 2018 and the Employment Rights (Employment Particulars and Paid Annual Leave) (Amendment) Regulations 2018
  • Practical and clear guidance on the issue of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018), which establish obligations for individuals and businesses which must be incorporated into working practices to avoid transgression of the law

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