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Commercial Law

Fourth Edition

Eric Baskind, Greg Osborne, and Lee Roach

13 May 2022

ISBN: 9780192895653

856 pages

In Stock

Price: £39.99

Fresh, modern, and stimulating - numerous contextual examples develop practical understanding



Commercial Law offers a fresh, modern, and stimulating account of this important subject. This accessible and engaging text includes thorough coverage of all key aspects of the syllabus, including the law of agency, the sale of goods, international trade, and methods of payment, finance, and security.

  • Practical, fictional case studies throughout the book demonstrate the types of legal issues and problems that the law is intended to regulate, helping students to understand the context and practical application of the law
  • Regular key case and legislation boxes highlight the most important cases and help students understand which statutory provisions are of fundamental importance
  • Each chapter provides annotated further reading lists that enable students to more fully explore and discuss each chapter topic
  • Each chapter closes with a problem question and an exam-style essay question (with answer guidance available online), giving students the opportunity to test their knowledge and providing a starting point for classroom discussion
  • A wealth of online resources accompany the book, further supporting and enhancing learning, including: self-test questions, additional chapters, answer guidance to the questions in the book, and flashcards for key terminology
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • Expanded coverage, including the UK's withdrawal from the EU, whether Brexit or COVID-19 could constitute frustrating or force majeure events and the Consumer Rights (Transfer of Ownership under Sales Contracts) Bill
  • Coverage of new case law, including Computer Associates (UK) Ltd v The Software Incubator Ltd [2021] (reference to CJEU on whether software constitutes goods), Mott Macdonald Ltd v Trant Engineering Ltd [2021] (deliberate breaches and exemption clauses), Septo Trading Inc v Tindtrade Ltd [2021] (conflict between standard and specifically agreed terms),Quoine Pte Ltd v B2C2 Ltd [2020] (bitcoin as property), and Alegrow SA v YaylaAgro Gida San VeNak AS [2020] (time of the essence)

About the Author(s)

Eric Baskind, Senior Lecturer in Law, Liverpool John Moores University and Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Brookes University, Greg Osborne, Former Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Portsmouth, and Lee Roach, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Portsmouth

Eric Baskind, Senior Lecturer in Law, Liverpool John Moores University, and Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Brookes University

Greg Osborne, Former Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Portsmouth

Lee Roach, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Portsmouth

Table of Contents

    Part I: An Introduction to Commercial Law
    1:An introduction to commercial law
    2:Personal property
    Part II: The Law of Agency
    3:An introduction to the law of agency
    4:The creation of the agency relationship
    5:The authority of an agent
    6:Relations between principal and agent
    7:Relations between principal and third party
    8:Relations between agent and third party
    9:Termination of agency
    Part III: The Law Relating to the Domestic Sale of Goods
    10:An introduction to the sale of goods
    11:The transfer of property and risk
    12:The transfer of title by a non-owner
    13:Perishing of goods
    14:Delivery and payment
    15:Statutory implied terms and statutory rights
    16:The remedies of the seller
    17:The remedies of the buyer
    18:Product liability
    Part IV: The Law Relating to the International Sale of Goods
    19:An introduction to international sales and documentation
    20:International trade terms
    21:Contracts of carriage of goods by sea
    22:Marine cargo insurance
    Part V: Methods of Payment Security and Finance
    23:Legal aspects of money and payment
    24:Documentary payments
    25:Security interests in property
    26:Forms of title-based financing
    Additional Chapters
    Principles of Insurance Law
    Aspects of Commercial ADR
    The UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods


"The best textbook available. It contains a good level of detail, which encourages fairly deep understanding, and yet is accessibly written." - Dr Lucy Floyd, Programme Lead, Oxford Brookes University

"An excellent resource for my students. Accessible, easy to understand, and concise, providing a very good balance between a clear explanation of legal principles and critical analysis." - Dr Muriel Renaudin, Lecturer in Law, Cardiff University

"I have no hesitation in recommending it." - Adam Shaw-Mellors, Senior Lecturer, Aston University

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources

The fourth edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.

The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks
This edition is also accompanied by a selection of online resources to support and further student learning, including:
· Self-test questions
· Additional chapters on alternative dispute resolution, the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods, consumer credit, principles of insurance law, and WTO rules and bilateral trade rules
· Answers to questions posed in the book
· Flashcards for key terminology
· Further reading
· A guide to OSCOLA referencing
· Downloadable figures from the book

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