Subject Focus

January focus:
Company & commercial law and criminal law

We're starting off the new year with two subject highlights. Our company and commercial law titles all tackle the complexities of the subject with precision, structure and context, with our commercial law resources in particular placing emphasis on the practical application of the law.

The strength of our criminal law list is no secret; our list boasts market-leading criminal law titles with cutting-edge approaches.

The collection of chapters below show off some of those approaches, topics and analysis, so take a look at what's on offer. Chapters are available for non-Law Trove subscribers to access until 31 January 2023.

The Law Trove Company & Commercial Law collection and the Law Trove Criminal Law collection are available for students and institutions to buy for £49.99.

Stay up to date with new titles publishing in these subject areas by visiting our company law, commercial law and criminal law pages.

Chapter collection

Ch 3. Lifting the veil
from Company Law (12th edn) by Alan Dignam and John Lowry
"This chapter discusses ‘lifting the veil’, a phrase that refers to the situations where the judiciary or the legislature have decided that the separate personality of the company is not to be maintained and will be wholly or partly disregarded..."

Ch 2. Corporate personality and limited liability
from Sealy & Worthington's Text, Cases, and Materials in Company Law (12th edn) by Sarah Worthington and Sinéad Agnew
"The most important legal feature of a company is that it is a legal person in its own right, separate from the legal persons that are its members (or shareholders) and its directors..."

Ch 8. Relations between agent and third party
from Commercial Law (4th edn) by Eric Baskind, Greg Osborne, and Lee Roach
"...providing all parties perform their obligations, there will be no legal relations between the agent and third party...if the parties, however, fail to properly perform their obligations, legal relations between the agent and third party may arise that allow one party to sue, or be sued by, the other..."

Ch 22. Corporate rescue
from Company Law (2nd edn) by Lee Roach
"This chapter examines the rationale behind the rescue culture and the three principal rescue mechanisms: administration, the company voluntary arrangement, and the moratorium..."

Ch 11. Consumer credit
from Commercial Law Concentrate (6th edn) by Eric Baskind
"This chapter discusses some of the key common law and statutory provisions relating to consumer credit agreements and the common issues that arise..."


Ch 1. An introduction to criminal law
from Criminal Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (10th edn) by Jonathan Herring
"‘What is a crime?’ An important distinction is drawn between the criminal law, where the aim of the court is to punish the wrongdoing of the defendant, and the civil law, where the aim of the court is to compensate the victim for injuries wrongfully caused by the defendant..."

Ch 15. Public order offences
from Ashworth's Principles of Criminal Law (10th edn) by Jeremy Horder
"This chapter considers offences of public order, in the light of the importance attached to freedom of public demonstration. The main focus is the Public Order Act 1986, and the offences defined therein..."

Ch 6. Involuntary manslaughter
from Criminal Law Directions (7th edn) by Nicola Monaghan
"This chapter deals predominantly with situations where a defendant kills the victim but does not have the requisite mens rea for murder..."

Ch 7. Assistance after the offence
from Smith, Hogan, and Ormerod's Criminal Law (16th edn) by David Ormerod CBE, QC (Hon) and Karl Laird
"Someone who assists or encourages another to commit a crime may be liable as a secondary party under the common law and s 8 of the Accessories and Abettors Act 1861... Someone who does acts capable of assisting or encouraging a crime by another may be liable under Part 2 of the Serious Crime Act 2007..."

Bratty v Attorney-General for Northern Ireland [1963] AC 386, House of Lords
from Essential Cases: Criminal Law (6th edn) by Jonathan Herring
Bratty was convicted of strangling 18-year-old Fitzsimmons. Bratty explained that he had ‘a sort of blackness’, and sought to rely on three possible defences: automatism; insanity; or an argument that he lacked the capacity to have the mens rea for murder.