Commercial Law has been written principally for students taking an elective in commercial law on the Legal Practice Course. It covers all the core areas of general commercial practice, including agency and distribution agreements; sale and supply of goods and services; international sales contracts; credit and security; bills of exchange; competition law; intellectual property law and commercial contracts including specimen sets of terms of sale and purchase. Diagrams and examples ensure that the practical aspects of the subject area are emphasised, while the detailed coverage gives students a good introduction to the practitioner style texts they will use once in practice. This text offers an excellent bridge between the notes, exercises and case studies provided by lecturers, giving students a well-rounded view of commercial law.
Table of Contents
CONTRACT LAW AND COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS; 1. The role of the commercial lawyer; 2. Formation of contracts; 3. Performance and breach of contracts; AGENCY; 4. Agents in commerce; 5. Agent's power and authority; 6. Effects of agency; 7. The relationship between principal and agent; 8. Distributor contracts; THE SALE AND SUPPLY OF GOODS AND SERVICES; 9. Commercial supply contracts; 10. Duties of the parties; 11. Seller's duties and buyer's remedies; 12. Terms relating to the goods; 13. Manufacturer's and product liability; 14. The passing of property and risk; 15. Title and priority conflicts; 16. Buyer's duties and seller's remedies; 17. Contracts for the supply of services; 18. Standard terms of trading; INTERNATIONAL SALES; 19. International sales transactions; 20. Carriage of goods by sea; 21. International sales contracts; PAYMENT MECHANISMS IN COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS; 22. Bills of exchange; 23. Bankers' commercial credits; COMMERCIAL CREDIT AND SECURITY; 24. Commercial credit and security; 25. Real security; 26. Personal security; 27. Quasi-security; COMPETITION LAW; 28. Sources of competition law; 29. European Community competition law; 30. UK competition law; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; 31. The nature and importance of intellectual property; 32. Copyright; 33. Patents; 34. Confidentiality; 35. Trade marks and passing off; COMMERCIAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION; 36. Commercial arbitration; 37. Commercial litigation
Robert Bradgate is Professor of Commercial Law and convenor of the Institute for Commercial Law Studies at the University of Sheffield Fidelma White is a Senior Lecturer at University College, Cork where she lectures and writes on aspects of commercial law