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Contract Law

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  • Date Published: June 2011
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521124676

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  • 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.

    • A fresh approach to contract law from an experienced teacher, who uses his extensive teaching practice to ideally balance comprehensive scholarship with clarity and understanding
    • By 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
    • Maps the curriculum perfectly, with references and further reading sections to encourage students to explore the subject further
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '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

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521124676
    • length: 796 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 37 mm
    • weight: 1.53kg
  • 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?

  • Author

    Neil Andrews, University of Cambridge
    Neil Andrews is an experienced contract law teacher and scholar. A Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, he has published widely: his publications include English Civil Procedure (Oxford University Press, 2003) and The Modern Civil Process (Mohr Siebeck, 2008).

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