Company and Commercial Law

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Our wide-ranging company and commercial law titles include authoritative guidance on everything from drafting and negotiating commercial contracts to conducting internal investigations to shareholder actions to rights and duties of directors.

In addition, all our company and commercial law titles are available as part of our Company and Commercial Law online service.

Recently Published and Soon to Publish Titles

In the post-financial crisis environment, the importance of good regulatory internal investigations is paramount. Our new title, A Guide to Conducting Internal Investigations, provides detailed advice and investigation case studies. It provides expert guidance on every step of a regulatory investigation, making this an essential book for organisations in this position.

With commercial and, increasingly, cyber fraud now massive problems for businesses with many very likely to become or already have become victims, the new title Commercial and Cyber Fraud: A Guide to Justice for Victims is the only book to deal with post-fraud litigation responses available to businesses.

Written by experts, Cyber Security: Law and Guidance is a new, comprehensive, invaluable text for both legal practitioners and organisations when protecting themselves from regulatory action and litigation in cyber security law. Covering both the law and its practical application, it helps to ensure that advisers and organisations have effective policies and procedures in place to deal with cyber security.

All of our company and commercial law publications provide valuable advice and guidance to support the study and practice of others. Be sure to browse our most recent and soon to publish titles available below…

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Company and Commercial Law Books

Rights and Duties of Directors 2017/18

Rights and Duties of Directors, 16th edition, clearly explains the rights and powers of directors and their specific duties as prescribed by company law and associated legislation. This is an invaluable guide for all company directors – and their legal advisers – whatever the size of their organisation, as well as company secretaries and HR professionals. Rights and Duties of Directors details each and every duty in relation to the... Read more

Beswick and Wine: Buying and Selling Private Companies and Businesses

Structured to reflect the process in practice Beswick and Wine: Buying and Selling Private Companies and Businesses focuses on the key commercial, tax and legal issues that arise from business sales. By addressing fundamental issues from the perspective of both the seller and the purchaser it is a perfect handbook for all those involved in such acquisitions. From due diligence through to completion of the share purchase or business transfer... Read more

HSE and Environment Agency Prosecution: The New Climate

The number of company directors and senior managers prosecuted for health and safety and environmental offences has increased since new Sentencing Guidelines were introduced in February 2016 and February 2014 respectively. Health and Safety prosecutions alone have trebled between 2015 and 2016. The new Sentencing Guideline toughened penalties for health and safety and corporate manslaughter offences. Under the new measures, which is having the biggest impact on companies in the... Read more

A Guide to Conducting Internal Investigations

An internal investigations can be undertaken by a company or firm as a precursor to anticipated regulatory action, or for many other reasons. A Guide to Conducting Internal Investigations explains what a good regulatory investigation looks like whilst guiding investigators through the myriad of issues that can arise. It also dismantles many of the preconceptions and myths which have grown up around investigations in the post-financial crisis environment. Investigations are... Read more

Cyber Security: Law and Guidance

What is cyber security? Cyber security is concerned with both the security of cyber space and the security of entities that use or rely on cyber space such as: – The internet and the world-wide web. – The facilities and apparatus that underpin and connect the internet and the world-wide web (for example, telecommunications, internet access and internet service provision). – The facilities and apparatus that support the provision of... Read more

The Competition Appeal Tribunal Handbook

The Competition Appeal Tribunal Handbook approaches the subject of competition law from a new angle by focusing on the litigation process by which competition disputes are litigated and by addressing pure competition law issues as they arise at the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). The Competition Appeal Tribunal Handbook covers: Litigation Problems arising in the CAT; Issues relating to the jurisdiction of the CAT; Issues relating to the jurisdiction of the... Read more

Rights and Duties of Directors 2018/19

Rights and Duties of Directors 2018/19 is a highly practical and comprehensive publication which clearly sets out the rights and powers of directors and their duties. Highly practical and comprehensive, it details each and every duty in relation to the core administration, compliance and disclosure requirements of company law and other closely associated legislation. The 17th edition is fully revised and updated to take account of the wide ranging changes... Read more

Property Professionals’ Negligence and Liability

Property Professionals’ Negligence and Liability: Surveyors, Valuers, Estate Agents and Auctioneers provides a comprehensive guide for those advising upon, and dealing with, the civil liability and professional discipline of valuers/surveyors, estate agents and auctioneers. Written by a leading practitioner in the field, it deals with a variety of topics, from general principles to specific situations, providing practical guidance to the regulatory and procedural aspects. The work commences with an overview... Read more

Ashton & Reid on Clubs and Associations

The diversity and complexity of the legal issues that can arise in the course of the activities of a club, society or association present numerous questions for those advising and managing those bodies for which they need guidance. Problems range from the interpretation of rules to anti-discrimination legislation. Legal issues can span alcohol licensing, company law, employment law, expulsion procedures, litigation, meetings, promotions of lotteries, property law, charities law and... Read more

Commercial Leases and Insolvency

Commercial Leases and Insolvency is accepted as the best source of reference for practitioners advising the parties when a tenant of a commercial property becomes insolvent. It examines a complex range of legal issues covering both the insolvency rules and property law. It also provides an overview of the various procedures available under the insolvency regime and the different contexts within which a lease may operate helping commercial landlords and... Read more

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: Legal and Regulatory Challenges

As a result of the criticism of the way banks were looking after savings following the financial crisis of 2008, cryptocurrencies originated as an alternative digital currency system. The first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, was released in 2009 and whilst it is probably the most popular cryptocurrency, there are now approximately 1300 cryptocurrencies with a worth of £500 billion. Blockchain is the payment processing technology underlying cryptocurrencies. All cryptocurrency transactions are saved... Read more