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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year

Edited by: Daniel Clarry
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Contract Formation: Law and Practice 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780198724032
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199284245
Published: October 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £175.00

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This new and updated edition provides a scholarly and practical analysis of the legal principles which govern the formation of contracts in English law, offering those involved in litigation and in drafting contracts a guide to the application of those principles in practice.

The book comprehensively reviews all the classical rules governing contract formation with extensive coverage of difficult areas such as certainty, conditional contracts, good faith negotiations, auctions, tenders, on-line contracting and the assessment of conduct and silence in contract formation. It also discusses the efficacy, problems and rules around modern contracting, in particular the use of heads of agreement, letters of intent, letters of comfort and the methods of resolving a battle of the forms. In this second edition a chapter has been added on consideration and estoppel.

Although this work is based on English law, the authors draw upon decisions in other jurisdictions such as Australia, Canada, the United States, Singapore and New Zealand, where these inform the development of principles in English law.

Contract Law
1: Formation and the Concept of Agreement, Furmston/Tolhurst
2: Offers and Invitations to Treat, Furmston/Tolhurst
3: Termination and Revocation of Offers, Furmston/Tolhurst
4: Acceptance, Furmston/Tolhurst
5: Auctions and Tenders, Furmston/Tolhurst
6: Problems of Intention and Consideration in Online Transactions, Eliza Mik
7: Letters of Intent, Furmston/Tolhurst
8: Practical Aspects of Letters of Intent, Furmston/Tolhurst
9: Conditional Contracts, Furmston/Tolhurst
10: Denial of Legally Binding Effect, Furmston/Tolhurst
11: Certainty and Completeness, Furmston/Tolhurst
12: Consideration, Furmston/Tolhurst
13: Is There a Duty to Negotiate in Good Faith?, Furmston/Tolhurst
14: Pre-Contractual Liability, Furmston/Tolhurst