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Chitty on Contracts 31st ed: 1st Supplement (eBook)

ISBN13: 9780414032842
Published: November 2013
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: eBook (ProView)
Price: Out of print
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Since the 31st edition was published, there have been legislative and case law developments affecting many chapters. This Supplement contains coverage of:


  • Brussels Regulation bis (2012) - on the ‘arbitration exception’
  • Financial Services Act 2012 - effects on banking, credit and insurance contracts
  • Late Payment of Commercial Debts (No.2) Regulations 2013

  • Yam Seng Pte. Ltd. v International Trade Corporation Ltd – implied duty of good faith
  • Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust v Compass Group UK and Ireland Ltd (CA) – express term requiring good faith
  • Prime Sight Ltd. v Lavarello (Official Trustee) (PC) – estoppel by deed
  • VTB Capital plc v Nutritek International Corp (SC) and Attrill v Dresdner Kleinwort Ltd (CA) – the objective test
  • Shaker v VistaJet Group Holding SA - letter of intent
  • Keay v Morris Homes (West Midlands) Ltd – effect of formal requirements
  • Shebelle Enterprises Ltd v The Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust Ltd – Crown contracts
  • Charles Terence Estates Ltd v Cornwall Council – proper exercise of powers
  • Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland v Lloyds Banking Group - interpretation
  • Aziz v Caixa d’Estalvis de Catalunya, Brusse v Jahani BV and RWE Vertrieb AG (CJEU) – unfair terms
  • Geys v Société Générale (SC) – effect of wrongful dismissal on contract
  • Grange v Quinn (CA) – damages to recover premium paid
  • Isabella Shipowner SA v Shagang Shipping Co Ltd (The Acquafaith) – recovery of hire under time charter
  • Benedetti v Sawiris (SC), Menelaou v Bank of Cyprus plc (CA) and Pitt v Holt (SC) – restitution
  • Wuhan Guoyu Logistics Group Co v Emporiki Bank of Greece SA (CA) – on demand gurarantees
  • Anderson v London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority (CA) – collective agreements and individuals’ contracts
  • Aviva Insurance Ltd. v Hackney Empire Ltd (CA) – discharge of surety
Provides coverage of all relevant legislation and a huge depth of case reference:

  • Presents complete coverage of the law of contract, incorporating extensive reference to relevant legislation and recent case law
  • Contains interpretation and analysis of general legislation since the last edition
  • Provides an in-depth examination of actions arising in contract law, including exclusion clauses, estoppel, illegality and public policy, mistake, misrepresentation and non-disclosure, breach of performance
  • Deals individually with contracts in the following areas of law: agency, arbitration, bailment, bills of exchange and banking, building contracts, carriage by air, carriage by land, construction, credit and security, employment, gaming and wagering, insurance, restrictive agreements and covenants, sale of goods and suretyship
  • Offers interpretation and advice on the law when disputes arise, or when technical areas need clarification, and when responsibilities, obligations and entitlements need to be established
  • Supplemented regularly
  • Used widely as the source of information on contract law
  • Written by experts in contract law