Commercial Law: Principles and Policy

Commercial Law: Principles and Policy

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Nicholas Ryder
Cambridge University Press, 6/14/2012
EAN 9780521758024, ISBN10: 0521758025

Paperback, 652 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 3.7 cm
Language: English

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.

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
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
13. Negligence and the rise of product liability
14. Liability under the Consumer Protection Act 1987
Part V. Unfair Commercial Practices
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.

Advance praise: '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