Commonwealth Caribbean Business Law
Routledge-Cavendish – 2010 – 428 pages
Series: Commonwealth Caribbean Law
Commonwealth Caribbean Business Law breaks away from the traditional English approach of treating business law primarily as the law of contract and agency. The book takes a panoramic view of the foundation of various legal systems with a subsequent examination of different areas of legal liability that may affect business activities. These areas include contract law, agency, tort law, criminal law, and internet law as significant challenges confronting the business sector. The book primarily targets the development of business law in several Caribbean Commonwealth jurisdictions but also, where appropriate, embraces the jurisprudence of other Commonwealth nations such as the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. With respect to internet law, the proliferation of judicial pronouncements emerging from the United States provided the platform for the only non-Commonwealth treatment of a topic. The approach of the book is to use excerpts from judgments so as to allow students, particularly the non-legal student, to understand legal principles as espoused by the judiciary without the filtering bias of authors.
1. Introduction to Legal Systems 2. Law of Obligations: Making the Contract 3. Law of Obligations: Attacking the Contract 4. Law of Obligations: Torts 5. Criminalising Business Activities 6. Law of Agency 7. Internet Law and Business
Dr Rajendra Ramlogan is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management Studies, University of the West Indies, Trinidad.
Dr Natalie Persadie is a Senior Project Analyst in the Office of the Provost, University of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad.