Understanding Business Law

Stephen Graw*, David Parker, Keturah Whitford, Elfriede Sangkuhl, Christina Do

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Understanding Business Law covers a range of business law topics including contract law, sale of goods, employment law, consumer law, business structures, property (including intellectual property), civil wrongs, debt recovery and financial transactions. The authors use case examples and real-life scenarios to illustrate how legal principles are applied in a business context.

This ninth edition has been extensively updated and new content includes discussion on statutory interpretation, security interests in property, payment systems, corporate social responsibility, the new 'safe harbour rules for company directors, the upcoming 'Banking Code of Practice'; and more. New cases added include the decisions in:

- Thorne v Kennedy (duress, undue influence and unconscionability)
- Prince Alfred College Inc v ADC (vicarious liability for the wrongful acts of employees)
- Badenach v Calvert and Robinson Helicopter Co Inc v McDermott (causation)
- Homsi v Homsi (negligence and public policy)
- Captain v Wosomo (volenti)
- Mott v Philip (res ipsa loquitur)
- Central Highlands Regional Council v Geju Pty Ltd (negligent misstatement)
- Lee v Abedian (conspiracy)
- Toll Holdings v Stewart (bailees)
- Thompson v Geminder Holdings Pty Ltd and Foote v Barton Property Partnership (No 1) (fixtures)
- Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v Telstra Corp Ltd and Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd v TPG Internet Pty Ltd (requiring CSPs to block pirate websites)
- Hunter Pacific International Pty Ltd v Martec Pty Ltd (distinctiveness and designs).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationChatswood, NSW
PublisherLexisNexis Butterworths
Number of pages833
ISBN (Electronic)9780409348958
ISBN (Print)9780409348941
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


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