Text, Cases and Materials on Contract Law / Edition 2

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Overview

This clear and highly accessible volume, presented in a coherent structure, provides full coverage of the topics commonly found in the contract law syllabus, alongside up-to-date illustrative case examples and stimulating commentary.

Written by leading authors in the field, this book takes account of a variety of theoretical perspectives, including economic, relational and empirical conceptions of the law. A meticulous and insightful commentary is provided throughout, illuminating complex areas of law and promoting more detailed analysis of important issues.

Composed of approximately one-quarter authors’ commentaries and three-quarters cases and materials, including academics' articles and extracts from books and Law Commission papers, this book facilitates the development of personal study skills and encourages readers to engage with the leading academic commentaries in the area. Clearly signposted chapter introductions highlight the salient features under discussion and additional reading collected at the end of each chapter guides further study and independent research.

The range of material covered and the straightforward style makes Text, Cases and Materials on Contract Law an invaluable resource for all undergraduate students of contract law.

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Editorial Reviews

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‘Comprehensive and serious, it covers everything that students will need to know.’ – Ioannis Glinavos, Kingston Law School, UK

'A lucid and pragmatic guide to contract law for the undergraduate, an exquisitely crafted analytical authority for the postgraduate and a dependable and concise counsel for the practitioner; this is the case-book that will set the standard in the subject.' - Mel Kenny, Reader in Commercial law, Leicester Law School, UK

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415594141
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/5/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 731
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Stone is Professor of Law at the University of Lincoln, and is also a Visiting Professor at University College Northampton.

James Devenney is Senior Lecturer in the Durham Law School and Co-Director of Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Forming the Agreement 3. Tests of Enforceability 4. Intention to Create Legal Relations 5. Privity 6. The Contents of the Contract 7. Clauses Excluding or Limiting Liability 8. Misrepresentation 9. Mistake 10. Duress 11. 12. Frustration 13. Discharge by Performance or Breach 14. Remedies

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