Business law is one of the most varied, challenging and dynamic areas of law in study and in practice. This book provides clear and practical guidance to trainee solicitors on areas of the law that most typically apply to business clients. Each chapter gives a clear and comprehensive overview of the subject in question and focuses on the key legal issues that solicitors face in practice. The book considers how private companies limited by shares are formed and governed, and goes on to deal with partnership law and business taxation. The final section explores various legal issues that can arise in the course of trade, including competition law, intellectual property law, and technology law issues. The sixth edition of this book features new chapters on the conversion process, company decision making, share capital, and business taxation, and has been updated to cover the Companies Act 2014. The manual is essential reading for traniee solicitors on the Law Society of Ireland's Professional Practice Courses, and is also an excellent resource for Irish legal practicioners.