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Card & James' Business Law

Fourth Edition

Lee Roach

April 2016

ISBN: 9780198748380

872 pages

In Stock

Price: £49.99

Broad in scope and supportive in approach, helps students develop a sophisticated understanding.



Far-reaching and detailed, Card & James' Business Law is the definitive guide to the subject. Roach encourages students to understand the basics and challenges them to push their grasp of the legal principles further. Accompanied by an abundance of learning features and a suite of online resources designed to hone critical assessment skills.

  • Offers the most comprehensive coverage of all business law textbooks available, giving a fully rounded view of the relevant topics
  • Legal principles are embedded within the business context to ensure that students understand the relevance and application of the law to their wider studies
  • Learning features are incorporated throughout, including emphasis on understanding and making connections between key cases, legal principles, and the corporate world
  • Definitions of legal terms and end of chapter questions are integrated so students can consolidate understanding of topics before moving on
  • Includes footnote referencing as well as end-of-chapter further reading to direct readers to additional useful materials
  • New and improved user-friendly text design and layout, helps students engage with the text
  • Accompanied by an Online Resource Centre offering additional study materials to students

New to this edition

  • Coverage of new and updated Bills and legislation including the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and its impact on the law relating to unfair terms, the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015, full integration of the company law reforms introduced by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, National Minimum Wage Regulations 2015, Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014, and updated coverage of the EU's accession to the European Convention on Human Rights, and the Government's plans for a British Bill of Rights
  • Treatment of a range of new notable case law developments including Arnold v Britton [2015] on the interpretation of contractual terms, Jetivia SA v Bilta (UK) Ltd [2015] regarding attribution of directors' wrongdoing to their companies, Google Inc v Vidal-Hall [2015] which found misuse of private information classified as tort, and Hufford v Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd [2014] concerning product liability
  • The fourth edition includes a New Law feature emphasising existing legislation due for reform and newly enforced regulations to help students quickly identify the most current and significant decrees to consider before assessments

About the Author(s)

Lee Roach, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Portsmouth

Table of Contents

    Part 1: The English Legal System
    1:What is law?
    2:The administration of the law
    3:Domestic sources of law
    4:Europe and the English legal system
    Part 2: The Law of Contract
    5:Introduction to contract law
    6:The formation of the contract
    7:The terms of the contract
    8:The law of agency
    9:Unfair terms
    10:Vitiating factors
    11:Discharge of the contract
    12:Remedies for breach of contract
    Part 3: The Law of Torts
    13:An introduction to the law of torts
    14:The tort of negligence
    15:Business-related torts
    16:Vicarious liability
    17:Tortious defences and remedies
    Part 4: Partnership Law and Company Law
    18:Unincorporated business structures
    19:Incorporation and bodies corporate
    20:The constituents of a company
    21:Shares and capital maintenance
    22:Directors' duties
    23:Member' remedies
    24:Corporate rescue, insolvency, and dissolution
    Part 5: Employment Law
    25:The contract of employment
    26:Employment rights, health and safety
    27:Discrimination law
    28:The termination of employment

Additional Resources

The accompanying Online Resource Centre provides a wealth of resources for students to further develop their understanding and test their knowledge. It includes additional practice problem and essay style questions (with answer guidance from the author), a bank of multiple choice questions with instant feedback, and a flashcard glossary of over 600 key legal terms. Also included is an online guide to referencing resources, bonus coverage on the development of the EU, and bonus chapters on corporate governance and the economic torts.

For further insight into business law, visit Lee Roach on Twitter at @UKBusinessLaw.

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