Atiyah's Introduction to the Law of Contract / Edition 6

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This is the new sixth edition of Atiyah's Introduction to the Law of Contract that offers a clear and comprehensive account of this area of law. This latest edition, by Stephen Smith, retains the general shape and structure of Atiyah's classic book but as with previous editions, the text has been completely revised and updated to place the law of contract in a modern context. Combining coverage of the law with an account of perspectives on contract law, Smith addresses European influences on the subject and takes all key changes and developments in the law and current literature into account. The aims of the book, however, remain unchanged: to supply a basic introduction, not merely to the law of Contract, but also to theories, policies and ideas underlying the subject. This remains a stimulating and innovative introduction for all students coming to Contract Law for the first time.

In the light of renewed support for the ideology of freedom of contract, this edition reexamines arguments formerly levelled against the concept.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199249411
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/15/2006
  • Series: Clarendon Law Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Smith is Professor of Law at the McGill University in Montreal and former Tutor and Fellow in Law at St Anne's College, Oxford.

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Table of Contents

Table of Cases
1 The Development of the Modern Law of Contract
2 Definition and Classification of Contracts
3 Contracts Made by the Parties: Offer and Acceptance
4 Contracts Made by the Courts
5 Certainty
6 Consideration
7 The Intention to Create Legal Relations
8 Formalities
9 The Different Kinds of Contractual Duties
10 Contractual Duties Fixed by the Parties
11 Contractual Duties Not Fixed by the Parties
12 The Construction of the Contract
13 The Duty to Disclose Material Facts
14 Misrepresentation
15 Duress and Undue Influence
16 Unfair Contracts
17 Void Contracts
18 Illegal Contracts
19 The Enforcement of Contractual Rights by Third Parties
20 The Enforcement of Contractual Rights Against Third Parties
21 Termination and Rescission of Contracts
22 Remedies for Breach of Contract
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