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Vol 24 No 5 May/June 2019

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Poole's Textbook on Contract Law 14th ed

ISBN13: 9780198816980
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780198732808
To be Published: July 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £34.99

A student classic: clear, comprehensive, contextual. Jill Poole's immensely popular Textbook on Contract Law has been guiding students through contract law for over 20 years. This new edition has been updated with the latest key legal developments by Professor Robert Merkin and Dr Séverine Saintier. The law of contract is placed within its commercial context, and students are provided with a detailed yet accessible treatment of all the key areas of contract law.

Key features:

  • Each chapter begins with a summary of key issues, providing an overview of central themes and points of law, and concludes with suggestions for further reading, guiding students towards the most relevant texts and articles
  • Key points, illustrative examples and questions encourage a deeper understanding of the central facts and issues
  • Headings, case summaries and case extract boxes allow for easy navigation through the text
Online resources:

The study of contract law continues via the online resources, keeping you up to date and helping to consolidate your learning.

  • 300 multiple choice questions with answers and feedback
  • Self-test questions and answers
  • Guidance on answering problem questions in contract law
  • Updates on new legislation, cases, and other legal developments

Contract Law
1: Introduction to the law of contract

Part 1 Formation
2: Agreement
3: Agreement problems
4: Enforceability of promises: consideration and promissory estoppel
5: Intention to be legally bound, formalities and capacity to contract

Part 2 Content, Interpretation, Performance and Breach
6: Content of the contract and principles of interpretation
7: Exemption clauses and unfair contract terms
8: Breach of contract

Part 3 Enforcement of Contractual Obligations
9: Damages for breach of contract
10: Remedies providing for specific relief and restitutionary remedies
11: Privity of contract and third party rights
12: Discharge by frustration: subsequent impossibility

Part 4 Methods of Policing the Making of the Contract
13: Non-agreement mistake
14: Misrepresentation
15: Duress, undue influence, and unconscionable bargains
16: Illegality

Series: Textbook On

Textbook on Land Law 17th ed ISBN 9780198809586
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Textbook on Administrative Law 8th ed ISBN 9780198713050
Published July 2016
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Honeyball & Bowers' Textbook on Employment Law 14th ed ISBN 9780198748366
Published April 2016
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Textbook on Contract Law 13th ed ISBN 9780198732808
Published April 2016
Oxford University Press
Borkowski's Textbook on Roman Law 5th ed ISBN 9780198736226
Published April 2015
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Todd & Wilson's Textbook on Trusts & Equity 12th ed ISBN 9780198726258
Published April 2015
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Textbook on Immigration and Asylum Law 6th ed ISBN 9780198701897
Published July 2014
Oxford University Press
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Textbook on Civil Liberties and Human Rights 10th ed ISBN 9780198701552
Published April 2014
Oxford University Press
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McCoubrey & White's Textbook on Jurisprudence 5th ed ISBN 9780199584345
Published September 2012
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