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Contract Law (13th Edition)

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 440
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Macmillan Law Masters

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A comprehensive and bestselling textbook on Contract Law that covers core areas such as  the formation of a contract, what goes into a contract, how to enforce a contract and much more. 

The book takes a very...

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A comprehensive and bestselling textbook on Contract Law that covers core areas such as  the formation of a contract, what goes into a contract, how to enforce a contract and much more. 

The book takes a very practical approach to teaching Contract Law including real-world examples and ‘Hot Topic’ discussion points, illustrating how Contract Law can interact with other aspects of the core curriculum such as Tort Law. This edition has been updated with important new developments in the field, such as on interpretation, and negotiating damages and an account of profits. 

New material includes: 

  • Rewritten section on interpretation in the light of decisions of the Supreme Court including Wood v Capita Insurance Services Ltd (2018)
  • New section dealing with negotiating damages and an account of profits in the light of the decision of the Supreme Court in Morris-Garner v One Step (Support) Ltd (2018) 
  • Updated section on the rule in Foakes v Beer in light of the decision of the Supreme Court in Rock Advertising Ltd v MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd (2018), albeit the Supreme Court found it unnecessary to resolve the point
  • Other important new cases: include Swynson Ltd v Lowick Rose LLP (damages and third party losses) Goodlife Foods Ltd v Hall Fire Protection Ltd (exclusion clauses) First Tower Trustees Ltd v CDS (Superstores International) Ltd (the scope of section 3 of the Misrepresentation Act 167) and Ali v Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago (implied terms).

Written by one of the leading authorities on the topic, this book retains a critical edge and a student-friendly focus. It is essential reading for all students taking undergraduate and GDL/CPE courses in 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
  • 'Hot topic' boxes to stimulate discussion




  • Fully revised and updated throughout
  • Rewritten section on interpretation in the light of decisions of the Supreme Court including Wood v Capita Insurance Services Ltd (2018)
  • New section dealing with negotiating damages and an account of profits in the light of the decision of the Supreme Court in Morris-Garner v One Step (Support) Ltd (2018) 
  • Updated section on the rule in Foakes v Beer in light of the decision of the Supreme Court in Rock Advertising Ltd v MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd (2018), albeit the Supreme Court found it unnecessary to resolve the point
  • Other important new cases: include Swynson Ltd v Lowick Rose LLP (damages and third party losses)  Goodlife Foods Ltd v Hall Fire Protection Ltd (exclusion clauses) First Tower Trustees Ltd v CDS (Superstores International) Ltd (the scope of section 3 of the Misrepresentation Act 167) and Ali v Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago (implied terms).








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
Index.
This remains the best book of its kind on English contract law. – Hector MacQueen, Scottish Law Commissioner and Professor of Private Law, University of Edinburgh UK
This is a masterly introduction to the English law of contract being lucid and succinct, accurate and incisive. Every student of the subject will benefit from reading it. – Andrew Burrows, Professor of the Law of England, All Souls College, Oxford, UK and author of A Casebook on Contract
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Ewan McKendrick QC (Hon) is Professor of English Private Law at the University of Oxford, UK, where he is also a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, and Professor of Anglo-American Private Law at the University of Leiden. 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 Professor of English Private Law at the University of Oxford, UK, where he is also a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, and Professor of Anglo-American Private Law at the University of Leiden. 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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