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Business Law 2nd edition

BOOK REVIEW

 

BUSINESS LAW

Companion Website

2nd edition

 

By David Kelly, Ruby Hammer and John Hendy

 

ISBN: 978 0 41572 306 0

 

ROUTLEDGE

TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP

 

www.routledge.com

 

 

FOR STUDENTS AND NON-STUDENTS: AN ACCESSIBLE GUIDE TO ALL KEY ASPECTS OF BUISNESS LAW – WITH COMPANION WEBSITE

 

An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

 

Recently published by Routledge, this book provides an up-to-date overview of all the key aspects of business law and is ideal for students of law and non-students alike. It is fair to say that books like this fortunately reflect the relatively new trend (in the wake of legal aid cuts) towards legal education for all through the medium of accessible, readable law texts. Like other legal texts from Routledge, this book with its modern teaching approach, is authoritative, thoughtfully organised and therefore reassuringly easy to use.

 

The three expert authors have thought carefully about the importance of pitching the material at the appropriate level; not too wide ranging and generalized at one extreme -- and not too highly specialized and abstruse at the other. As a result, the contents covers the most important areas of business law in sufficient detail to enable students to understand the law as it relates to business enterprise and also (obviously) to be able to pass the required exams.

 

Contract, Company Law and Employment Law are therefore examined in appropriate detail – and newer yet no less important areas such as health and safety, employment issues and the relevant aspects of environmental law are also covered.

 

Students who are intent on achieving top exam success are ably assisted both by the book itself and by its companion website which provides additional features, from multiple choice questions and annotated weblinks, to those all-important case studies. The aim is to help students assess what has been learned and to track progress.

 

Also notice the ‘Guide to Using the Book’ section at the front, which aims to steer the reader through the various features of the book, including the overviews at the beginning of each chapter.

 

In particular, there’s a new feature: the ‘Law in Context’ sections which throw considerable light on the relationship between the law and the business world. Key cases are highlighted in text boxes… there are bullet-pointed summaries at the end of each chapter… and there are clearly marked cross-references throughout.

 

Those aiming to carry out further research will also appreciate the extensive tables of cases, statutes and statutory instruments, as well as the table of conventions, treaties and EC legislation. There are also most helpful suggestions for further reading.

 

Rest assured that this new edition incorporates all new developments in the law, such as the Equalities Act, occupiers’ liability and much more, including the relevant environmental legislation.

 

The publication date is January 2014.

 

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