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Business Law

Thirtieth edition

Scott Slorach and Jason Ellis

June 2022

ISBN: 9780192858863

336 pages

Legal Practice Course Manuals

Price: £37.99

The most practical companion for students and trainee solicitors examining the law in practice, using extensive case studies and online resources to provide expert guidance on conduct and procedure.



Written by two experts in the field, Business Law provides practical, up-to-date coverage of company law, partnerships, taxation, EU law, and insolvency law, making the book ideally suited to the Legal Practice Course.

  • Provides a concise and accessible guide to the key areas of business law
  • Offers up-to-date coverage of taxation, including a full chapter on Value Added Tax
  • Examples and references to practice feature throughout the text to encourage students to contextualize their learning by illustrating how the law and procedures would apply in a given scenario
  • Access to a digital version of this book comes with every purchase to enable a more flexible learning experience - 12 months' access to this title on Oxford Learning Link will be available from 15 July 2022. Access must be redeemed by 1 August 2024

About the Author(s)

Scott Slorach, Professor and Director of Learning & Teaching, University of York, and Jason Ellis, Senior Lecturer in Law, Nottingham Trent University

J. Scott Slorach MA (Oxon) is a Professor and Director of Learning and Teaching, York Law School, University of York.

Jason Ellis MA (Oxon), LLM is Senior Lecturer in Law at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University.

Table of Contents

    Part 1: Partnerships
    1:Characteristics of partnerships
    2:Partnership management and finance
    3:Liability of partners to outsiders
    4:Partnership disputes
    5:Termination of and retirement from a partnership
    6:The partnership agreement
    Part 2: Companies
    7:Limited companies
    8:Formation of a limited company
    9:Directors and secretary
    11:Company finance
    12:Disposal of shares
    13:Company meetings and resolutions
    14:The articles of a private company
    15:Disclosure obligations of companies and company accounts
    16:Public companies
    Part 3: Taxation
    17:Income tax: sole traders and partnerships
    18:The corporation tax system
    19:Taxation of directors' fees and employees' salaries
    20:Taxation of distributions and debenture interest
    21:Capital allowances
    22:Capital gains tax and inheritance tax on business assets
    23:Value Added Tax
    Part 4: Insolvency
    24:Personal bankruptcy
    25:Company insolvency proceedings
    26:Liabilities arising from insolvency
    Part 5: Additional Topics
    27:Choice of business medium
    28:Limited Liability Partnerships
    29:Sale of a business to a company
    30:Shareholders' agreements

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