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Impossibility of Performance
A Treatise on the Law of Supervening Impossibility of Performance of Contract, Failure of Consideration, and Frustration

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  • Date Published: January 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107455894

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About the Authors
  • Roy Granville McElroy (1907–1994) was a lawyer and politician who held the position of Mayor of Auckland, New Zealand from 1965 to 1968. In this book, which was first published in 1941, McElroy provides a comprehensive analysis of impossibility in relation to contract law, drawing a distinction 'between discharge for physical impossibility or for frustration on the one hand and discharge for failure of consideration on the other'. The text was formed from a manuscript written at Cambridge in 1934, and this manuscript was subsequently edited and updated with new chapters by Glanville Williams prior to publication. An index of cases is included and detailed notes are incorporated throughout. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in contract law and impossibility as a legal concept.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107455894
    • length: 296 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Index of statutes
    Index of cases
    Introduction by the editor
    Part I. Impossibility of Performance:
    1. The sanctity of contract
    2. Exceptions to 'absolute' promises
    3. Limits of the principle of Taylor v. Caldwell
    Part II. Failure of Consideration:
    4. The development of the doctrine of failure of consideration as an excuse in cases of impossibility
    5. The nature of the doctrine of failure of consideration
    Part III. Inordinate Delay:
    6. The development of the doctrine of frustration to the end of the nineteenth century
    7. The war cases
    8. The nature of the doctrine of frustration
    9. Implication in cases of frustration
    Part IV. General Propositions:
    10. General propositions relating to impossibility, failure of consideration, and frustration
    General index.

  • Author

    Roy Granville McElroy

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