Business Law by Ewan Macintyre

By Ewan Macintyre

The second one variation of this significant cutting edge textual content covers a wide selection of commercial legislations issues in huge intensity and at a excessive educational typical whereas preserving an simply readable sort. The textual content comprises the English criminal procedure and dispute solution; the legislations of agreement; sale of products and the provision of companies; company; the legislation of torts; shopper credits; corporation and partnership legislations; employment legislation; highbrow estate; exchange descriptions, deceptive costs and product security. The built-in method taken emphasises the coverage in the back of the legislations and the way assorted parts of legislations are interconnected. it's a entire instructing package deal with many student-friendly pedagogic positive factors and extraordinary lecturer aid, together with a better half site

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The courts themselves are divided into civil courts and criminal courts and the two sets of courts have quite different purposes. The civil courts are designed to compensate people who have been caused loss or injury by the wrongful acts of other people. The criminal courts are designed to punish people who have committed a criminal offence. 1 shows the essential differences between civil and criminal law. 1, it is quite possible that the same wrongful act will give rise to both civil and criminal liability.

The injured pedestrian might sue the driver in the civil courts for the tort of negligence. If the driver is found to have committed this tort then damages will be sought to compensate for the pedestrian’s injuries. The different functions of the civil and criminal courts can be further demonstrated if we consider what would have happened if the driver’s behaviour had been much worse. Let us now assume that the driver was very drunk, driving very badly and had killed the pedestrian. Under the criminal law the driver would be charged with the more serious offences of causing death by dangerous driving and of driving with excess alcohol.

Until Parliament passed this Act trial by battle still existed as a possible means of settling some types of legal disputes. 2 Absence of a legal code In most European countries the law has been codified. This means that the whole of the law on a particular subject, for example the law of property, can be found in one document or code. As we shall see, the bulk of English law has been made by judges in individual cases. Rules of law made by senior judges must be followed in later cases. In the majority of cases brought before an English court a lawyer who is trying to establish a legal principle will cite earlier cases to prove that the principle exists and that it should be applied in the current case.

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