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
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.
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.