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Introduction to Business Law

Fifth Edition

Lucy Jones

August 2019

ISBN: 9780198824886

640 pages

In Stock

Price: £39.99

This bestselling textbook offers the most illustrative introduction to business law



The leading textbook on this subject, Introduction to Business Law is an ideal companion to law modules for business, management, and finance and accounting students. Its visual and practical approach will enable students to engage with the legal essentials required for success in study and a business career.

  • An engaging and accessible guide to the subject, introducing readers to the various legal areas relevant to running a business, including torts, contract law, employment law, and company law
  • The most visual textbook available in this subject area, providing over 90 diagrams in full colour to illustrate complex processes and procedures
  • A chapter on study skills and exam technique guides students on how to use cases and statutes and exemplifies how to approach legal exam questions and produce an effective answer
  • End-of-chapter questions allow students to apply their knowledge and practise answering both essay and problem questions; answer guidance is hosted online
  • End-of-chapter glossaries present clear definitions of key legal terms - ideal for readers without a background in legal studies
  • Business insight boxes provide a real-world focus, discussing topical situations and media coverage relevant to business law
  • Viewpoint boxes include discussion and advice from former business students and professionals, distilling how the law impacts upon all aspects of business decisions
  • An accompanying website features helpful exam advice and revisions aids such as multiple choice questions with instant feedback

New to this edition

  • Coverage of recent contract law cases relating to consideration, mistake and implied contractual terms
  • Discussion of European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, European Union Law and jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the EU in the light of the UK's exit from the EU
  • Consideration of Supreme Court cases in relation to duty of care and liability in negligence in the Law of Torts
  • Coverage of new Employment law cases including discussion of the recent Supreme Court's decisions in relating to worker status and discrimination

About the Author(s)

Lucy Jones, Deputy Head, Brighton Business School, University of Brighton, University of Brighton

Table of Contents

    Part 1 The English Legal System
    1:The nature of English law
    2:The court system and alternative dispute resolution
    3:Sources of English law
    Part 2 Contract Law
    4:The nature of the agreement: offer and acceptance
    5:Intention, capacity, consideration, and privity
    6:The terms of a contract
    7:Vitiating factors
    8:Discharge of contract and contractual remedies
    9:The sale of goods and supply of services
    Part 3 The Law of Agency
    10:The law of agency
    Part 4 Tort Law
    11:The tort of negligence
    12:Product liability, defective premises, interference with land, and defences
    Part 5 Employment Law
    13:The contract of employment and its termination
    14:Discrimination and health and safety
    Part 6 The Structure and Management of Business
    15:Business organizations
    16:Company law I: formation and finance
    17:Company law II: company officers and liabilities
    18:Company law III: company meetings, shareholder-protection, and liquidation of companies
    Part 7 Intellectual Property Law
    19:Intellectual property law
    Part 8 Study Skills and Revision
    20:Study skills


"I am hugely impressed with it. The writing style, layout, and navigability of the book is superb." - Dr Rebecca Smith, Lecturer in Law, St Mary's University, Twickenham London

"The online resources are a big bonus." - Dr Kristie Thomas, Senior Lecturer in Law, Aston University

"A clear and accessible introduction to business law. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to business students." - Dr Helen Gubby, Senior Lecturer, Erasmus University Rotterdam

"Well-written and easy to understand it is a great choice for undergraduate students. Highly recommended." - Stavros Demetriou, Lecturer in Law, University of Sussex

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
This 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
  • The text is also supported by online resources to support student learning and lecturer's teaching, including multiple-choice-questions with instant feedback and answer guidance to support questions posed in the book.

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