Contemporary Canadian Business Law

© 2015
by John A. Willes, John H. Willes

11th Edition 768 Pages Hardback
9781259030765 1259030768
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Continuing a 30 year tradition, Contemporary Canadian Business Law, provides students with a clear understanding of the legal environment for business professionals, owners and managers in Canada. The objective of Contemporary Canadian Business Law is to inform and educate business law students who will need to identify when legal advice may be required. Students taking undergraduate business law courses are unlikely to become lawyers and are more interested in applying the principles to situations commonly found in the contemporary business world. Instructors look for a text which speaks to their students as business students rather than as potential law students.

Contemporary Canadian Business Law takes a learning goals approach to the law. A range of pedagogical tools are available to students to add clarity in development and explanation, scope, depth, interest and debate on the application of legal principles and rules to business problems.

Chapter 1 The Law and The Legal System

Chapter 2 The Judicial System and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Chapter 3 Business Regulation

Part 2 The Law of Torts

Chapter 4 Intentional Torts

Chapter 5 Negligence and Unintentional Torts

Chapter 6 Special Tort Liabilities of Business Professionals

Part 3 The Law of Contract

Chapter 7 An Introduction to Contracts

Chapter 8 The Requirement of Consideration

Chapter 9 Legal Capacity to Contract and the Requirement of Legality

Chapter 10 The Requirements of Forms and Writing

Chapter 11 Failure to Create an Enforceable Contract

Chapter 12 The Extent of Contractual Rights

Chapter 13 Performance of Contractual Obligations

Chapter 14 Breach of Contract and Remedies

Part 4 The Law of Business Relationships

Chapter 15 Law of Agency

Chapter 16 Law of Sole Proprietorship and Partnership

Chapter 17 Corporation Law

Chapter 18 Securities Regulation

Chapter 19 Employment and Labour Relations

Part 5 The Law of Property

Chapter 20 The Law of Bailment

Chapter 21 The Sale of Goods

Chapter 22 Interests in Land

Chapter 23 The Law of Mortgages

Chapter 24 Leasehold Interests

Chapter 25 Commercial and Residential Real-Estate Transactions

Chapter 26 Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Franchising

Part 6 Special Legal Rights and Relationships

Chapter 27 Consumer-Protection Legislation

Chapter 28 Law of Negotiable Instruments

Chapter 29 Security for Debt

Chapter 30 Bankruptcy and Insolvency

Chapter 31 Insurance Law

Chapter 32 Restrictive Trade Practices

Chapter 33 International Business Law

Chapter 34 Environmental Law

Chapter 35 Privacy Law Appendix A Appendix B Glosary Reference List Index Credits

New to this Edition

NEW Chapter on Privacy Legislation- A dedicated chapter on Privacy Law, covering Privacy Legislation, and Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), Chapter 35, ensures that students are current with this legislation.

Retained Features

Comprehensive Coverage- Willes/Willes provides students with a clear understanding of the legal environment for business professionals, owners and managers in Canada. Covering all the core topics of business law, as well as many emerging topics, the 11th Edition is appropriate for Canadian universities and colleges.

Business Orientation- Contemporary Canadian Business Law informs and educates business law students who will need to identify when legal advice may be required. The Willes/Willes text speaks to students as business students rather than as potential law students, helping them to apply the principles to business problems.

Part Openers-Covering the full span of business law in the everyday commercial world, the Willes/Willes text is divided into six parts, including 1-The Legal Environment for Business, 2-The Law of Torts, 3-The Law of Contract, 4-The Law of Business Relationships, 5-The Law of Property, and 6-Special Legal Rights and Relationships. Each part opens with a list of the chapters that are included within the part.

Cases- Each chapter concludes with extensive case material that offers students the opportunity to apply the law to specific fact situations and arrive at their own conclusions as to how a case should be decided. In addition, brief mini-case problems allow students to apply the concepts learned in the chapter.

Case In Point- Case in Point features appear in most chapters. Case In Point boxes give a brief description of a recent legal decision that affects the business world, reinforcing the lessons learned in the text and the Court Decisions.

A Question of Ethics- This feature raises ethical questions for discussion with respect to particular business activities and compliance with the law. A Question of Ethics acts as a springboard for exploration of legal issues in business that are in today's headline news and are timeless.

Court Decisions- Court Decisions convey to students the overall importance of "classic" cases in the development of the law and their continuing relevance to business today.

Front-Page Law- The feature takes its inspiration from headlines in the media. The authors have identified the relevant topic that relates to the news article, explained the legal/business context, and included a question for discussion.

Your Business at Risk- Most chapters open with a feature example that relates the chapter content to the management of risk in a business organization

Management Alert: Best Practices- These features illustrate risky situations in which business law principles can be used to avoid serious hazards or seize business opportunities.

Clients, Suppliers or Operations in Quebec Business in the Common Law provinces that deal with Quebec firms will be subject to the rules imposed by Quebec's Civil Code. To emphasize this reality, the Clients, Suppliers or Operation in Quebec feature illustrated how common transactions may be treated differently in Quebec.

Chapter Objectives- Each chapter begins with a list of its primary learning objectives. This useful tool enables students to gauge their progress and understanding while working through each chapter.

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