Textbook on Contract Law / Edition 9

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The immensely popular Textbook on Contract Law is designed specifically for those new to the subject and is a firm favourite among students. Offering an engaging and well-structured account of the modern law of contract, this best-selling text opens with an overview of the main issues surrounding contract law, which places the subject in its wider context. It then provides a detailed yet accessible treatment of all the major areas of contract law encountered on undergraduate courses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199233519
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jill Poole is Associate Dean (Faculty & Quality), Head of Law and Professor of Commercial Law at Aston Business School, Aston University. She is also the author of Casebook on Contract Law (OUP) and co-author of Contract Formation and Letters of Intent.

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Table of Contents

Table of cases

Table of statutes

Table of statutory instruments

1 Introduction to the law of contract 1

Pt. 1 Formation 31

2 Agreement 33

3 Agreement problems 87

4 Consideration, promissory estoppel, and form 128

5 Intention to create legal relations 189

Pt. 2 Content, interpretation, performance, and breach 203

6 Content of the contract and principles of interpretation 205

7 Exemption clauses and unfair contract terms 267

8 Discharge by performance, agreement, and breach 322

Pt. 3 Enforcement of contractual obligations 345

9 Damages for breach of contract 349

10 Remedies providing for specific relief and restitutionary remedies 412

11 Privity of contract and third party rights 443

12 Discharge by frustration: subsequent impossibility 488

Pt. 4 Methods of policing the making of the contract 515

13 Non-agreement mistake 517

14 Misrepresentation 540

15 Duress, undue influence, and unconscionable bargains 587

16 Illegality and capacity to contract 624

Index 653

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