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Contract Law (12th Edition)

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Palgrave

Pages: 434
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Palgrave Law Masters

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This bestselling, classic textbook provides a clear and straightforward account of contract law, while also introducing current debates about the nature, scope and functions of the law and discussing wider controversies...

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This bestselling, classic textbook provides a clear and straightforward account of contract law, while also introducing current debates about the nature, scope and functions of the law and discussing wider controversies surrounding the basic doctrines. Written by one of the UK’s leading experts on contract law, this book is compact yet comprehensive, well-structured, stimulating and engaging.  New to this edition are ‘Hot topics’, which flag up controversial issues for debate so that students can consider key issues and think critically about them, whilst also offering some insight from the author.

This is an ideal text for all students taking undergraduate and GDL/CPE courses in contract law. It would also be useful for professionals and business students requiring an understanding in simple terms of the nature and scope of contract law.

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-     Current debates about contract law and wider controversies surrounding basic doctrines are discussed, promoting a deeper understanding of the subject

-     The fundamental concepts of contract law are explained in a clear, engaging, succinct style, making them straightforward for students to understand so they build up their knowledge of the subject systematically and thoroughly

-     End-of-chapter summaries clearly and logically break down the key elements of each chapter, acting as a useful refresher for students

-     Stimulating end-of-chapter exercises encourage students to assess their understanding and engagement with the text

- Fully revised and updated from the previous edition

- Hot Topic boxes, that stimulate thought and discussion, have been added throughout, including one on Brexit

1. Introduction
PART I: THE FORMATION AND SCOPE OF A CONTRACT
2. Agreement: Clearing the Ground
3. Offer and Acceptance
4. Certainty and Agreement Mistakes
5. Consideration and Form
6. Intention to Create Legal Relations
7. Third Party Rights
PART II: THE CONTENT OF A CONTRACT
8. What is a Term?
9. The Sources of Contractual Terms
10. The Classification of Contractual Terms
11. Exclusion Clauses
PART III: POLICING THE CONTRACT
12. A Duty to Disclose Material Facts?
13. Misrepresentation
14. Common Mistake and Frustration
15. Illegality
16. Capacity
17. Duress, Undue Influence and Inequality of Bargaining Power
18. Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts
PART IV: PERFORMANCE, DISCHARGE AND REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT
19. Performance and Discharge of the Contract
20. Breach of Contract
21. Damages for Breach of Contract
22. Obtaining an Adequate Remedy.
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Ewan McKendrick QC (Hon) is Registrar and Professor of English Private Law at the University of Oxford, UK, where he is also a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. He is the author of a number of key works on contract law and commercial law, and is an editor of Chitty on Contracts. He is also a barrister in practice at 3 Verulam Buildings, Gray's Inn and a Master of the Bench of Gray's Inn.

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Ewan McKendrick QC (Hon) is Registrar and Professor of English Private Law at the University of Oxford, UK, where he is also a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. He is the author of a number of key works on contract law and commercial law, and is an editor of Chitty on Contracts. He is also a barrister in practice at 3 Verulam Buildings, Gray's Inn and a Master of the Bench of Gray's Inn.

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