Contract Law: Text, Cases, and Materials

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"Ewan McKendrick provides a comprehensive guide to contract law in this single volume containing everything an undergraduate needs - an accessible and engaging text, along with extracts from key cases and materials." The rules of law are discussed and analysed in a transactional and transnational context, enabling students to gain a firm understanding of the doctrines and controversies of the modern law of contract. The extracts from materials such as the Principles of European Contract Law and the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial
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Overview

"Ewan McKendrick provides a comprehensive guide to contract law in this single volume containing everything an undergraduate needs - an accessible and engaging text, along with extracts from key cases and materials." The rules of law are discussed and analysed in a transactional and transnational context, enabling students to gain a firm understanding of the doctrines and controversies of the modern law of contract. The extracts from materials such as the Principles of European Contract Law and the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts encourage critical reflection upon the state of English contract law. Specimen clauses are also cited to demonstrate some of the practical problems that confront both businessmen and lawyers, offering students working examples of complex issues.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198701989
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2014
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1048
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Agreement : objective or subjective? 23
3 Offer and acceptance 50
4 Uncertain and incomplete agreements 138
5 Consideration and promissory estoppel 161
6 Formalities 280
7 Intention to create legal relations 295
8 The terms of the contract 319
9 Incorporation of terms 342
10 Implied terms 370
11 The interpretation of contracts 404
12 Boilerplate clauses 426
13 Exclusion clauses 443
14 Unfair terms in consumer contracts regulations 1999 502
15 Good faith 542
16 Mistake 571
17 Misrepresentation 657
18 Duress 714
19 Undue influence 753
20 Unconscionability and inequality of bargaining power 792
21 Incapacity 824
22 Illegality and public policy 837
23 Frustration and force majeure 867
24 Breach of contract and termination 935
25 Damages 1005
26 Specific performance 1138
27 Third parties 1167
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