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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Contract Law

Edition 11th Edition
ISBN 9781137475794
Publication Date May 2015
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Law Masters

This best-selling, classic text provides a clear and straightforward account of the basic rules 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. Praised time and again by both lecturers and students, Contract Law is compact yet comprehensive, well-written, well-structured, stimulating and engaging.
This new eleventh edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent changes in the law. It is essential reading for all students taking undergraduate and GDL/CPE courses in contract law.

Ewan McKendrick is Registrar and Professor of English Private Law in 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.

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

Reviews

"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 "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
  • Ding Chen 17th March 2015

    This is indeed an excellent contract law textbook and every student should read it.

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