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Commercial Law

Third Edition

Eric Baskind, Greg Osborne, and Lee Roach

April 2019

ISBN: 9780198825975

832 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 case boxes highlight the most important cases, providing a succinct account of the facts, a clear account of the court's decision and reasoning and, where appropriate, commentary on the decision
  • Key legislation boxes 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

New to this edition

  • New chapter summaries quickly and concisely cover the key points from each chapter
  • Expanded coverage, including of Brexit, the latest principles on implied terms, and the Law Commission consultation and report on Bills of Sale
  • Coverage of new case law, including A P Moller-Maersk A/S v Kyokuyok Ltd (The Maersk Tangier) [2018] (meaning of 'package or unit' in the Hague Visby Rules), Bailey v Angove's Pty Ltd [2016] (irrevocable agencies), Banca Nazionale del Lavoro SPA v Playboy Club London Ltd [2018] (duty of care owed by an undisclosed principal), Bou-Simon v BGC Brokers LP [2018] (implied terms), Computer Associates UK Ltd v The Software Incubator Ltd [2018] (sale of goods, computer software), and Engelhart CTP (US) LLC v Lloyd's Syndicate 1221 [2018] (marine insurance contracts)

About the Author(s)

Eric Baskind, Senior Lecturer in Law, Liverpool John Moores University, Greg Osborne, Former Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Portsmouth, and Lee Roach, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Portsmouth

Eric Baskind is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Liverpool John Moores University.

Greg Osborne is a former Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Portsmouth.

Lee Roach is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the 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
    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 Resources

Commercial Law is accompanied by comprehensive online resources which offer free access to the following resources:

- A test bank of multiple-choice questions
- Guidance on approaching the questions posed in the book
- Bonus online chapters covering consumer credit, insurance law, competition law, commercial ADR, and the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods
- Further reading lists for each chapter
- A flashcard glossary
- Downloadable versions of the diagrams from the book

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