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Module Reading List

Business and the Legal Environment, 2018/19, Semester 1, 2
Liz Oliver
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Essential purchase

Please select one of the core texts for this module:

MacIntyre E Business law 9 /e Longman 2018  

Marson, J and Ferris, K. Business law 4 /e Oxford 2016    

'Business Law' by MacIntyre is very detailed and comprehensive (regardless of which text you buy, you will definitely need to refer to this one in preparation for your coursework). However this book does not contain very much by way of context. If you want more insight into how the topics we cover connect to real business life I'd recommend using 'Business Law' by Marson and Ferris. This book has more links to business issues; with, for example, sections exploring why it is relevant to understand the law in a particular area. Sometimes however there isn't quite enough depth and some topics aren't covered so you will need to use MacIntyre to supplement your reading in preparation of your coursework. 

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Martin and Law (Eds) Oxford dictionary of law. 7/e Oxford University Press 2009

Lots of words and phrases that we use on this module have a specific legal meaning. A legal dictionary is a useful reference point to identify these specific meanings and might be particularly useful for international students. Legal dictionaries are not permitted in the exam.

An online-only version of this dictionary is available via the library catalogue and publisher's website. The online-only edition is frequently updated.


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Other reading: more substantial texts

Elliott and Quinn English legal system 19/e Pearson 2018

Herring,  Criminal Law: Text, Cases, and Materials  7/e Oxford University Press 2016

Elliott C and Quinn F Contract law 11/e Pearson 2017

Cooke J Law of tort 13/e Pearson 2017

Elliott C and Quinn F Tort law 11/e Pearson 2017

Lowe and Woodroffe Woodroffe and Lowe consumer law and practice 10/e Thomson/Sweet and Maxwell 2016


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Other reading: brief/revision texts

Nutshells - Sweet and Maxwell

Bermingham V Tort 10/e 2014

Darbyshire P English legal system in a nutshell 10/e 2016

Ruff A Contract law 5/e 2008

Oxford 'Concentrate!' series

Marson J Business law concentrate! 3/e 2016


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Online course readings

Finch, Emily, (2009) Chapter 14: 'Answering problem questions'. FROM: Finch, Emily, Legal skills. pp.331-353. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

This list was last updated on 11/03/2019