This innovative textbook examines commercial law and the social and political context in which it develops. Topical examples, such as funding for terrorism, demonstrate this fast-moving field's relevance to today's concerns. This wide-ranging subject is set within a clear structure, with part and chapter introductions setting out the student's course of study. Recommendations for further reading at the end of every chapter point the reader to important sources for advanced study and revision questions encourage understanding. The extensive coverage and detailed commentary has been extensively market tested to ensure that the contents are aligned with the needs of university courses in commercial law.
• Innovative textbook that examines commercial law and the social and political context in which it develops • Includes topical illustrations, such as funding for terrorism, to promote learning and understanding by showing the law's relevance to real life situations • Further reading sections point students to important sources for advanced study
Part I. Agency: 1. Agency: an introduction; 2. The authority of an agent; 3. Relations between a principal and agent; Part II. Sale of Goods and Services: Introduction; 4. Sale of goods policy; 5. The implied conditions in sale of goods contracts; 6. Passage of title, delivery and payment; 7. The supply of goods and services; 8. E-commerce and distance selling; Part III. International Trade and Sales: 9. Standard trade terms; 10. The Vienna Convention on the International Sales of Goods (1980); 11. Payment in international sales; 12. Carriage of goods by sea; Part IV. Tortious Liability for Defective Products: Introduction; 13. Negligence and the rise of product liability; 14. Liability under the Consumer Protection Act 1987; Part V. Unfair Commercial Practices: Introduction; 15. Policy on unfair commercial practices; 16. The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations Act 2008; 17. Business protection from misleading marketing; Part VI. Banking and Finance Law: 18. Government policy; 19. Banking and finance law; 20. Banking regulation; Part VII. Consumer Credit: 21. The government's policy towards consumer credit; 22. The Consumer Credit Act 1974; 23. The Consumer Credit Act 2006.
'This excellent new book provides detailed contextual discussion of modern commercial law. It covers, in an engaging and accessible manner, emerging areas of commercial law alongside the key components of traditional commercial law courses. As such it will be an invaluable resource for undergraduates, postgraduates and those in practice.' James Devenney, University of Exeter
'This book provides a contemporary and accessible account of the central areas of commercial law, as well as offering discussion of more specialist topics. It will be of interest to all students of commercial law subjects.' Christian Twigg-Flesner, University of Hull