The Palgrave Macmillan Law Masters series is a long-running and successful list of titles offering clear, concise and authoritative guides to the main subject areas, written by experienced and respected authors. This best-selling, classic text provides a clear and straightforward account of the basic rules of contract law, while also introducing current debates about the nature, scope and functions of the law and discussing wider controversies surrounding the basic doctrines. Praised time and again by both lecturers and students, Contract Law is compact yet comprehensive, well-written, well-structured, stimulating and engaging. This new tenth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent changes in the law. It is essential reading for all students taking undergraduate and GDL/CPE courses in contract law. Ewan McKendrick is Registrar and Professor of English Private Law in the University of Oxford, where he is also a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. He is the author of a number of key works on contract law and commercial law, and is an editor of Chitty on Contracts. He is also a barrister in practice with a leading set of commercial chambers in London.
"This is a masterly introduction to the English law of contract being lucid and succinct, accurate and incisive. Every student of the subject will benefit from reading it." - Andrew Burrows, Professor of the Law of England, All Souls College, Oxford, UK and author of A Casebook on Contract "This remains the best book of its kind on English contract law." - Hector MacQueen, Scottish Law Commissioner and Professor of Private Law, University of Edinburgh, UK
About Ewan McKendrick
Ewan McKendrick is Registrar and Professor of English Private Law in the University of Oxford, UK, where he is also a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. He is the author of a number of key works on contract law and commercial law, and is an editor of Chitty on Contracts. He is also a barrister in practice at 3 Verulam Buildings, Gray's Inn and a Master of the Bench of Gray's Inn.
Table of Contents
Introduction PART I: THE FORMATION AND SCOPE OF A CONTRACT 1. Agreement: Clearing the Ground 2. Offer and Acceptance 3. Certainty and Agreement Mistakes 4. Consideration and Form 5. Intention to Create Legal Relations 6. Third Party Rights PART II: THE CONTENT OF A CONTRACT 7. What is a Term? 8. The Sources of Contractual Terms 9. The Classification of Contractual Terms 10. Exclusion Clauses PART III: POLICING THE CONTRACT 11. A Duty to Disclose Material Facts? 12. Misrepresentation 13. Common Mistake and Frustration 14. Illegality 15. Capacity 16. Duress, Undue Influence and Inequality of Bargaining Power PART IV: PERFORMANCE, DISCHARGE AND REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT 17. Performance and Discharge of the Contract 18. Breach of Contract 19. Damages for Breach of Contract 20. Obtaining an Adequate Remedy
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