Understanding Business Law, 9th edition

An essential and comprehensive reference for students of business and commercial law in Australia

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409348941
Release Date: March 01, 2019
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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.

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Table of contents


  1. The Australian Legal Landscape: The Big Picture

  2. The Law Up Close

  3. Remedies Outside the Court System

  4. Contracts: Formation

  5. Contracts: Interpretation

  6. Contracts: Issues Affecting Consent and Agreement

  7. Contracts: Termination and Breach (KW)

  8. Sale of Goods

  9. Employment Law

  10. Introduction to Consumer Law

  11. Consumer Protection Law

  12. Consumer Credit

  13. Competition Law

  14. Business Ethics

  15. Agency

  16. Choosing a Business Form: Non-Corporate Business Arrangements

  17. Trusts

  18. Companies: Creation and Operation

  19. Companies: Members, Management and Dissolution

  20. Property

  21. Intellectual Property

  22. Bailment

  23. Insurance

  24. Introduction to Torts

  25. Negligence

  26. Property and Business Torts

  27. Debt Recovery and Bankruptcy

  28. Negotiable Instruments and Banking

  29. Cheques and Plastic Money