Understanding Business Law, 9th edition
An essential and comprehensive reference for students of business and commercial law in Australia
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Understanding Business Law covers a range of business law topics including contract law, sale of goods, employment law, consumer law, business structures, property (including intellectual property), civil wrongs, debt recovery and financial transactions. The authors use case examples and real-life scenarios to illustrate how legal principles are applied in a business context.
This ninth edition has been extensively updated and new content includes discussion on statutory interpretation, security interests in property, payment systems, corporate social responsibility, the new 'safe harbour rules for company directors, the upcoming 'Banking Code of Practice'; and more. New cases added include the decisions in:
- Thorne v Kennedy (duress, undue influence and unconscionability)
- Prince Alfred College Inc v ADC (vicarious liability for the wrongful acts of employees)
- Badenach v Calvert and Robinson Helicopter Co Inc v McDermott (causation)
- Homsi v Homsi (negligence and public policy)
- Captain v Wosomo (volenti)
- Mott v Philip (res ipsa loquitur)
- Central Highlands Regional Council v Geju Pty Ltd (negligent misstatement)
- Lee v Abedian (conspiracy)
- Toll Holdings v Stewart (bailees)
- Thompson v Geminder Holdings Pty Ltd and Foote v Barton Property Partnership (No 1) (fixtures)
- Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v Telstra Corp Ltd and Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd v TPG Internet Pty Ltd (requiring CSPs to block pirate websites)
- Hunter Pacific International Pty Ltd v Martec Pty Ltd (distinctiveness and designs).
Extensive ancillary material is available to aid student learning and provide lecturer support.
Table of contents
- The Australian Legal Landscape: The Big Picture
- The Law Up Close
- Remedies Outside the Court System
- Contracts: Formation
- Contracts: Interpretation
- Contracts: Issues Affecting Consent and Agreement
- Contracts: Termination and Breach (KW)
- Sale of Goods
- Employment Law
- Introduction to Consumer Law
- Consumer Protection Law
- Consumer Credit
- Competition Law
- Business Ethics
- Choosing a Business Form: Non-Corporate Business Arrangements
- Companies: Creation and Operation
- Companies: Members, Management and Dissolution
- Intellectual Property
- Introduction to Torts
- Property and Business Torts
- Debt Recovery and Bankruptcy
- Negotiable Instruments and Banking
- Cheques and Plastic Money