The Interpretation of Contracts 5th ed with 2nd Supplement
Published: November 2014
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback & Supplement
Price: Out of print
The Interpretation of Contracts offers expert guidance in preparing, advising on and disputing agreements. This new edition gives you practical help when you are faced with questions of disputed interpretation. It enables you to construct solid arguments based on the principles laid down by case law.
Starting with key principles including the maxims of interpretation such as the ejudsdem generis rule, it goes through the different components of a basic proposition followed by in-depth analysis and illustrated by the most relevant judicial decisions.
This title also helps you identify the materials available to interpret a contract such as previous agreements, published precedents, pre-contract negotiations and post contractual conduct. It covers the issue of addressing the role of a previous case law in interpreting a contract and the ‘golden rules’ for establishing the meaning of a word, including scientific and technical terms. You will have the best resource to avoid future disputes over meaning.
- The 2nd Cumulative Supplement was published in November 2014
- The 1st Supplement was published in November 2013
- The Main Work was published in December 2011
- Examines the rules of contract interpretation to assist you in preparing, advising on and disputing agreements
- Provides real value in advising on the likely outcome of a contractual dispute so you pursue the strands most likely to succeed
- Uses a practical research style covering each area that might be disputed between parties to a contract
- Provides information in a clear structure with a general proposition followed by detailed explanation and then quotations from judgements
- Helps you navigate the key statute and case developments in contract law
- Includes two new chapters covering Force Majeure Clauses and Dispute Resolution Clauses
- Offers expert guidance to the choice of jurisdictions clauses and choice of law clauses
- Discusses the issue of implied terms which have been rewritten in the light of the decision in AG of Belize v Belize Telecom
- Covers the recent issue of blank spaces in contracts, the role of published precedents and the maxim noscitur a sociis
- Provides extended discussion of the ways in which terms may be incorporated into contracts
- Covers the developments in pre-contractual negotiations rewritten in light of Chartbrook v Persimmon
- Includes updated coverage on the latest developments and case law