The book is designed to accommodate undergraduates on business studies degree courses and indeed any other undergraduates who study the law relating to business, such as students on IPS, AAT ACCA and ICSA courses.
The book continues to cover the areas usually dealt with in such courses: the nature and sources of law, the court system, alternative dispute resolution and, in particular, arbitration; contract; tort, professional negligence; agency; partnership; company law; employment law. However, in producing the new text, the authors have taken the opportunity to restructure it in order to provide a focus on consumer protection, and the law relating to discrimination. In so doing, the authors have maintained their aim of exploring both the form and content of the legal regulation of business in a critically informed context. The contemporary nature of the book is reflected in the inclusion of such new aspects as the reform of the civil justice procedures; the Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999; the Employment Relations Act 1999; and the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999, together with numerous new cases from both domestic and the European courts....Continua