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B.A BUSINESS STUDIES
BUS361
BUSINESS LAW
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Aims and Objectives
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Methods of Assessment
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Class Participation
Absences
Breaks
Questions/Queries
Suggestions?
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Keenan and Riches' Business Law
Sarah Riches and Vida Allen
Longman
10th
2011
1408278839
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Treitel on the Law of Contract
Edwin Peel
Sweet & Maxwell
13th
2011
1847039219
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Glanville Williams: Learning the Law
A.T.H. Smith
Sweet & Maxwell
14th
2010
0414041739
Oxford Dictionary of Law:
‘the enforceable body of rules which
govern any society’
Dicey:
 No sanction without breach
 One law for everyone
 Rights secured by judicial decisions
The State must not use its powers arbitrarily
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Criminal Law – punitive
Civil Law – provides plaintiff with
compensation
Rules of evidence in criminal and civil
proceedings
Separate court systems
Criminal and Civil proceedings may
arise as a result of a series of events
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Stare decisis
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Ratio Decidendi
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Obiter dicta
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Certainty
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Detailed practical rules
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Free market in legal ideas
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Complexity and Volume
Rigidity
Illogical Distinctions
Dependence on chance
Retrospective effect
Undemocractic
Legislation/Statues
Statutes are made by Parliament
Parliament – sovereign
Precedence of Statutes
Membership to the EU?
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The Literal Rule
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The Golden Rule
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The Mischief Rule
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Other Sources of English Law
European Law
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Equity
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Custom
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Historical Background
Fairness and natural justice
Equitable Remedies
Supremacy of Equity
Equity today
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Tanistry Case (1608)
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Stringent Criteria for Custom
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European Communities Act 1972
R v Secretary of State for Transport ex parte
Factortame (1990)
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Commercial Law
EU Law
International Law
Contract Law
Property Law
Trust Law
Details of the legal system in your country
Thank you for your attention!
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