UPDATED TO JUNE 2015 Written by a qualified solicitor and university lecturer, this book provides a basic introduction to small private limited companies and requires no previous knowledge. It considers the legal, but also financial, practical and taxation aspects of a small company in a practical and approachable manner. It does this by following a group of friends who decide to form a new company. The book is ideal for those who wish to acquire a general understanding of how small companies in the UK work. It is also aimed at people starting any kind of course of study which may require such an understanding such as law, business, finance, accounting or management. The narrative is clear, concise and accessible, and can be read from start to finish in several sittings to give a good, basic appreciation of the subject. Topics covered include company formation and administration, the roles of directors and shareholders, company finance, common legal aspects and a brief introduction to company taxation. The "Really Basic Introductions" series includes the following titles: - A Really Basic Introduction to Value Added Tax - A Really Basic Introduction to English Law and the English Legal System - A Really Basic Introduction to English Contract Law - A Really Basic Introduction to Company Law - A Really Basic Introduction to Income Tax - A Really Basic Introduction to Capital Gains Tax The above titles are all available in Kindle format.
Critical Studies in Private Law discusses the prerequisites and possibilities for an alternative or critical legal dogmatics. The starting point of the analysis is the recognition of contradictions within the legal order. In this respect the theory may use the experience of both American Critical Legal Studies and the German attempts to formulate a legal theory for the social state. The key for understanding how the contradictory concrete legal material may produce varying results on the level of legal decisions is the systematization, the general principles of the law.
China is a major civil law jurisdiction. Since the end of the 1990s great efforts have been made in China to codify the entire civil law. With the major statutes governing contracts, property, torts and conflict of laws promulgated in 1999, 2007, 2009 and 2010 respectively, the most crucial steps have been taken towards the creation of a Chinese Civil code. This book attempts to shed light on both the theoretical and the practical aspects of Chinese civil law, while extensive footnotes and a detailed bibliography and index allow for further study of specific areas and facilitate systematic research. The book addresses the following topics: Part I General, Part II Contracts, Part III Tort Law, Part IV Property Law, Part V Conflict of Laws. Main features: Combination of an overall picture of the specific field of law at issue and thorough analysis of fundamental issues. Combination of black letter law and law in action. Selected bibliography of publications in English, information on English translations of Chinese regulations available in the public domain, lists of the relevant statutes and judicial interpretations, as well as cases.
According to the Justice Department's National Crime Survey, the crime rate in the United States is lower today than it was when Nixon was in the White House. In spite of this, political leaders demand nationwide prison construction as a response to the "war on drugs" and to accommodate the results of the new "three strikes" law. At the same time, the gap between rich and poor is wider than ever and the needs of the "non-disruptive poor" are being ignored by the economic and political elites to the point of unprecedented homelessness. The author predicts this widening gap will prompt the return of 1960s-style civil turmoil which will lead to the end of the "war on drugs" and the emptying of hundreds of thousands of cells so the protesting poor can be plausibly threatened with incarceration.
Professor Jenkins develops a systematic theory of the origins, the ends, and the functions of law. He then applies this theory to the problems that law encounters and the conditions that it must satisfy if it is to be an effective force in society.
Originally published in 1980.
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