This textbook takes a fresh approach to contract law; as a first edition it reflects the subject in the 21st century more accurately than other texts. Comprehensive and scholarly, it maps the curriculum perfectly but detailed references and further reading sections encourage students to explore the subject further. Understanding is paramount and chapter introductions clearly guide students through the material. The textbook takes an innovative approach to case law: breaking down and discussing individual elements of a case and selecting short key extracts it gives students the tools to read cases independently and with confidence. An examination of the historical and theoretical foundations of the subject and a concluding chapter tracking emerging fields ensure the broadest possible perspective. Discussion of key recent cases such as Durham Tess Valley Airport (2010) and Chartbrook (2009) make this important new text a must for contract law students.
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- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
'Logically structured, covering all essential topics in the field. Particularly, the writing style is 'student friendly' ... easy to read.' Dr Shuangge Wen, Swansea University 'Excellent research that maps the understanding of the law of contract with a lucid and concise critical engagement of the 'must know' syllabus. Extremely useful for its summary points and detailed analysis of leading cases, this book offers a synthesis of all you need to know without becoming too exhaustive. A wonderful mix of the old and most recent case law which concludes with some English thoughts on the future European Civil Code.' Anca Chirita, Durham University 'I consider it to be an excellent textbook, covering all of the important topics in great depth and with brilliant clarity. It deserves to be recognised as a modern classic, blending the necessary depth and breadth of analysis with an excellent way of explaining complicated topics.' Dr Gareth Spark, University of East Anglia
Table of contents
Part I. Introduction: 1. Main features of contract law; Part II. Formation: 2. The pre-contractual phase; 3. Offer and acceptance; 4. Certainty; Part III. Consideration and Intent to Create Legal Relations: 5. Consideration and estoppel; 6. Intent to create legal relations; Part IV. Third Parties and Assignment: 7. Third parties; 8. Assignment; Part V. Vitiating Elements: 9. Misrepresentation; 10. Mistake; 11. Duress, undue influence, and unconscionability; Part VI. Terms and Interpretation: 12. Terms in general; 13. Implied terms; 14. Interpretation and rectification of written contracts; 15. Exclusion clauses; Part VII. Breakdown and Liability: 16. Frustration; 17. Breach and performance; Part VIII. Remedies for Breach: 18. Judicial remedies for breach of contract; 19. Consensual remedies for breach of contract: liquidated damages and deposits; Part IX. Illegality and Public Policy: 20. Illegality and public policy; Part X. The Future: 21. International and European`soft law codes': lessons for English law?