Part of the MACMILLAN LAW MASTERS series, this 3rd revised edition incorporates the enactment of the Unfair Terms in Comsumer Contracts Regulations 1994, the publication of the Law Commission's report on the reform of the doctrine of privity of contract, and a number of decisions of the House of Lords. For students of Law or Business Studies.
Ewan McKendrick has updated his popular textbook which explores the underlying themes and explains the basic rules of English contract law. He introduces the current debates about the nature, scope and functions of this law and discusses some of the wider controversies which surround certain basic doctrines such as consideration and privity. This new edition has been expanded to incorporate the enactment of the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1994, the publication of the Law Commission's report on the reform of the doctrine of privity of contract and a number of decisions of the House of Lords.
Ewan McKendrick is Herbert Smith Professor of English Private Law, Registrar of the University of Oxford, and a fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. He is a barrister at 3 Verulam Buildings, Gray's Inn, London, and has published widely in the areas of contract law, commercial law, and tort law. He is one of the editors of Chitty on Contracts.
Table of Contents
Preface - Table of Cases - Table of Statutes - Introduction - PART I: THE FOUNDATION AND SCOPE OF A CONTRACT - Agreement: Clearing the Ground - Offer and Acceptance - Certainty and Agreement Mistakes - Consideration and Form - Intention to Create Legal Relations - Privity - PART II: THE CONTENT OF THE CONTRACT - What is a Term? - The Sources of Contractual Terms - The Classification of Contractual Terms - Exclusion Clauses - PART III: POLICING THE CONTRACT - A Duty to Disclose Material Facts? - Misrepresentation - Common Mistakes and Frustration - Illegality - Capacity - Duress, Undue Influence, and Inequality of Bargaining Power - PART IV: PERFORMANCE, DISCHARGE AND REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT - Performance and Discharge of the Contract - Breach of Contract - Damages for Breach of Contract - Obtaining an Adequate Remedy - Bibliography - Index
Contract Law by Ewan McKendrick
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