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Sealy and Hooley's Commercial Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Sixth Edition

David Fox, Roderick Munday, Baris Soyer, Andrew Tettenborn, and Peter Turner

13 July 2020

ISBN: 9780198842149

1,136 pages

In Stock

Price: £49.99

With expert commentary from leading voices in the field, this text draws together the key readings needed to excel



Sealy and Hooley's Commercial Law: Text, Cases and Materials provides students with an extensive and valuable range of extracts from key cases and writings in this incredibly dynamic field of law. The authors' expert commentary and questions enliven each topic and emphasize the practical application of the law in its business context.

  • Five renowned experts in the field continue the legacy of Richard Hooley and Len Sealy, capturing the essence of this fascinating topic at a time of significant legislative, regulatory, and political change
  • The text's clear structure helps students make connections across the different areas of commercial law
  • Detailed explanatory text encourages readers to engage critically with the material, leading to a deeper understanding of the issues involved
  • The inclusion of European and US examples ensures that students are presented with a comparative context in which to develop their understanding of the subject
  • In-chapter reflective questions encourage students to monitor their progress and test their knowledge
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • This edition covers all of the important new cases in commercial law, including Kaefer Aislamientos SA de CV v AMS Drilling Mexico SA [2019], Volcafe Ltd v Cia Sud Americana de Vapores SA [2019], and Euro-Asian Oil SA v Crédit Suisse AG [2019]
  • New legislation, including the Business Contracts Terms (Assignment of Receivables) Regulations 2018, are also covered
  • The clarifications surrounding the Insurance Act 2015 are also covered

About the Author(s)

David Fox, Professor of Common Law, University of Edinburgh, Roderick Munday, Reader Emeritus in Law, University of Cambridge, Baris Soyer, Professor of Commercial and Maritime Law, Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, Swansea University, Andrew Tettenborn, Chair in Law, Swansea University, and Peter Turner, Visiting Senior Fellow of the Melbourne Law School

D Fox is Professor of Common Law at the University of Edinburgh.

R J C Munday is a Reader Emeritus in Law and a Fellow Emeritus of Peterhouse, University of Cambridge. He is also a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn.

B Soyer is the Director of Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law at Swansea University. He sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of International Maritime Law, Shipping and Trade Law and editorial committee of the Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly (International Maritime and Commercial Law Yearbook).

A M Tettenborn is Professor of Commercial Law at the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, Swansea University. He is also a Barrister of Lincoln's Inn.

P G Turner is a Visiting Senior Fellow of the Melbourne Law School and was formerly a University Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

    1: Introduction
    1:An introduction to commercial law
    2:Basic concepts of personal property
    2: The Law of Agency
    5:Creation of agency and the authority of the agent
    6:Relations with third parties
    7:Relations between principal and agent
    3: Domestic Sales Law
    8:Introduction and definitions
    9:Passing of the property in the goods as between seller and buyer
    10:Transfer of title
    11:Seller's obligations as to quality
    12:Performance of the contract
    13:Remedies of the seller
    14:Remedies of the buyer
    4: International Sales
    15:International sales
    5: Payment Methods
    16:Modern payment systems
    17:Payment cards
    18:Negotiable instruments
    19:Bills of exchange
    20:Cheques and other instruments
    6: The Financing of International Trade
    21:The financing of international trade
    22:Assignment of choses in action
    23:Receivable financing
    7: Commercial Credit and Security
    25:Possessory security
    26:Non-possessory security
    8: Principles of Insurance Law
    9: Insolvency Law


"This is, without a doubt, the leading cases and materials book in the field. It is also one of the best books from which to teach most commercial law courses." - Professor Catharine MacMillan, King's College London

"A virtual one-stop library for a wide range of students and legal professionals interested in cases providing valuable insight into particular issues. Several generations of commercial lawyers owe a huge debt of gratitude to the authors of the work." - Associate Professor Ebenezer Adodo, University of Leicester

"This is an excellent 'all-round' text. The inclusion of textbook, case excerpts and other materials makes this a very good 'single' text for students." - Dr Steven Truxal, Reader, The City Law School

Additional Resources

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