Casebook on Contract Law

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Jill Poole's bestselling Casebook on Contract Law provides students with a comprehensive selection of case law which addresses all aspects of the subject encountered on undergraduate courses.

Extracts have been chosen from a wide range of historical and contemporary cases to illustrate the reasoning processes of the courts and to show how legal principles are developed. The cases can either be analyzed and discussed independently or, taken as ...

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Overview


Jill Poole's bestselling Casebook on Contract Law provides students with a comprehensive selection of case law which addresses all aspects of the subject encountered on undergraduate courses.

Extracts have been chosen from a wide range of historical and contemporary cases to illustrate the reasoning processes of the courts and to show how legal principles are developed. The cases can either be analyzed and discussed independently or, taken as a whole, the cases form chapters that provide a sound understanding of the modern law of contract.

The casebook is fully supported by an Online Resource Centre, which provides:

Exercises and guidance on reading cases
Guidance on answering questions in contract law
Self-test questions and answers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199687237
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2014
  • Edition number: 12

Meet the Author

Jill Poole, Deputy Dean and Professor of Commercial Law at Aston Business School, Aston University.

Jill Poole is Deputy Dean and Professor of Commercial Law at Aston Business School, Aston University. She is also the author of Textbook on Contract Law, Contract Law Concentrate and co-author of Contract Formation and Letters of Intent.

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Table of Contents

1. Guidance on reading cases
2. Agreement
3. Agreement problems
4. Enforceability of promises: consideration and promissory estoppel
5. Intention to be legally bound and capacity to contract
6. Content of the contract and principles of interpretation
7. Exemption clauses and unfair contract terms
8. Breach of contract
9. Damages for breach of contract
10. Remedies providing for specific relief and restitutionary remedies
11. Privity of contract and third party rights
12. Discharge by frustration: subsequent impossibility
13. Common mistake: initial impossibility
14. Misrepresentation
15. Duress, undue influence, and unconscionability

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