Provides a clear and straightforward account of the basic rules of English contract law. Introduces the current debates about the nature, scope and functions of the law and discusses the wider controversies which surround some of the basic doctrines.
This best selling text provides a clear and straightforward account of the basic rules of English contract law. Contract Law introduces the current debates about the nature, scope and functions of the law and discusses the wider controversies which surround some of the basic doctrines. This text is praised time and again by lecturers and students for being compact yet comprehensive in coverage, well written, well-structured, and an overall stimulating read. New features of the sixth edition include discussion of major new cases and exclusion clauses, duress, undue influence, and the House of Lords decision on mistake.
EWAN MCKENDRICK is Professor of English Private Law at the University of Oxford, UK, and a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. He has previously taught at the Universities of Central Lancashire and Essex, the London School of Economics and University College London, UK. He is the author of a number of articles on the subject of commercial law, contract law and tort and is editor of Chitty on Contracts. He is also a barrister in practice with a leading set of commercial chambers in London.
Table of Contents
Preface Table of Cases Table of Statutes Introduction PART ONE: THE FORMATION AND SCOPE OF A CONTRACT Agreement: Clearing the Ground Offer and Acceptance Certainty and Agreement Mistakes Consideration and Form Intention to Create Legal Relations Third Party Rights PART TWO: THE CONTENT OF A CONTRACT What is a Term? The Sources of Contractual Terms The Classification of Contractual Terms Exclusion Sources PART THREE: POLICING THE CONTRACT A Duty to Disclose Material Facts Misrepresentation Common Mistake and Frustration Illegality Capacity Duress, Undue Influence, and Inequality of Bargaining Power PART FOUR: PERFORMANCE, DISCHARGE AND THE 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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