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The law regulating business conduct and business relationships is both increasingly complex and increasingly significant. The seventh edition of Business and the Law has been written to offer students of business law a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to this law. It addresses the Australian legal system and the major areas of law impacting on business today. It is also a valuable resource for any business professional or small business requiring an intelligent introduction to contemporary business law and regulation in Australia.
This new edition of this established and respected text has been substantially revised to incorporate significant legislative and common law developments since the sixth edition only three years ago. It includes a new chapter providing an introduction to corporate law but each chapter has been revised to incorporate new case law and legislation. Each of the 25 chapters have been impacted by the relentless development of the law and have been revised to accommodate new developments. In particular the seventh edition addresses reforms to competition law introduced to give effect to the recommendations of the Harper Competition Policy Review Report, the reforms flowing from the Australian Consumer Law Review and the Interim Report of Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.
Business and the Law is academically rigorous but also accessible. It includes concise case examples as well as more comprehensive case studies of leading decisions to demonstrate how relevant laws are applied. Media items are liberally used to illustrate the relevance of business law to contemporary business and the “In Context” feature provides the opportunity to examine in more detail the application of the law discussed.
Business and the Law, 7th Edition addresses the legal environment for business; the structures, transactions and relationships through which business is conducted; and the regulation of business in Australia. It addresses issues of real significance to each of Australia’s two million businesses – not only the very small percentage of large firms, but the medium, small and micro enterprises which comprise the vast majority. This book is a sensible investment for each of these businesses, as well as being a highly useful student text.
Part 1 THE AUSTRALIAN LEGAL SYSTEM
1 The Law, the Legal System and the Constitution
2 The Courts and the Common Law
3 The Parliament and Statute Law
4 The Executive and Delegated Legislation
5 Dispute Resolution
Part 2 GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS LAW
6 Contract Law: Concepts of Agreement
7 Contracts in Business
8 Torts Law: Concepts of Liability
9 Property and Securities Law: Concepts of Ownership
10 Criminal Law: Concepts of Control
Part 3 BUSINESS ORGANISATION AND OPERATION
11 Alternative Business Structures
12 The Modern Corporation
13 Relationships in Business: Distributors, Agents, Employees, Independent Contractors
16 International Business
17 Business Failure
Part 4 BUSINESS, CONSUMERS AND FAIR TRADING
18 The Australian Consumer Law
19 Misleading or Deceptive Conduct
20 Unconscionable Conduct and Unfair Contract Terms
21 Advertising and Sales Promotion
22 Supply of Goods and Services
Part 5 BUSINESS AND COMPETITIVE TRADING
23 Restrictive Trade Practices and Competition Law
24 Intellectual Property Law
Part 6 BUSINESS AND THE LAW
25 Business Regulation, Risk and Compliance
ISBN: 9780455241623 ISBN-10: 0455241627 Audience:
Published: 29th January 2019 Publisher: Law Book Co of Australasia Country of Publication: AU Edition Number: 7