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Contract Law

2nd Edition


  • Date Published: May 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107660649

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  • Significantly streamlined and updated, the second edition of Andrews' Contract Law now provides a clear and succinct examination of all of the topics in the contract law curriculum. Chapters direct students to the most important decisions in case law and employ a two-level structure to integrate short judicial excerpts into detailed discussion and analysis. Exploration of the law's 'loose ends' strengthens students' ability to effectively analyse case law, and new end-of-chapter questions, which focus on both core aspects of the law and interesting legal loopholes, assist students in preparing for exams. Students are guided through chapter material by concise chapter overviews and a two-colour text design that highlights important chapter elements. Suggestions for further reading and a rich bibliography, which point readers to important pieces of contemporary literature and provide a springboard for deeper investigation of particular topics, lend further support for student learning.

    • Coverage of good faith, codification and international and European soft law codes has been streamlined into three new distinct chapters, to improve clarity and allow instructors to more effectively cover these topics in their classes
    • Analysis of the law's grey areas and 'loose ends' effectively prepares students for the types of questions they are likely to encounter in law examinations
    • Chapter overviews ensure that students obtain a basic understanding of chapter topics before encountering more detailed discussion and analysis
    • An emphasis on the most important and key cases in contract law enables students to focus on and master the central cases without becoming overwhelmed
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This book endeavours to rise above the increasing volume and complexity of this important subject by introducing readers to its general themes, principles and rules, with an awareness of international influences on its modern development. It combines a distillation of its core elements with careful and thorough guidance to enhance understanding, so as to enable students to learn to find their way through the thicket of modern contract law and practices.' Francis Rose, University of Southampton

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: May 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107660649
    • length: 705 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 x 29 mm
    • weight: 1.32kg
    • availability: In stock
  • 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 and 'unfair terms'
    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. The illegality doctrine
    Part X. The Future:
    21. The 'good faith' debate
    22. Codification
    23. International and European 'soft law' codes: lessons for English law?

  • Author

    Neil Andrews, University of Cambridge
    Neil Andrews is a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge. He is an experienced contract law teacher and scholar and has published widely.

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