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Chitty on Contracts 32nd ed: Volume 1 General Principles isbn 9780414050679

Chitty on Contracts 31st ed: Volume 1 General Principles


ISBN13: 9780414047990
New Edition ISBN: 9780414050679
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781847038654
Published: October 2012
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



Also Available: Chitty: Volumes 1 & 2

Chitty on Contracts 31st ed is the pre-eminent reference work on contract law in the common law world. It has been used for generations by lawyers as the leading guide to contracts, and is relied on to provide insight and aid in complex areas of the law.

The work is available in two volumes:-

  • Volume One covers the General Principles of contract law.
  • Volume Two offers guidance on Specific Contracts, namely contractual issues in specific industry sectors.
This is Volume One only, which is is available as a standalone for those who need coverage of the general principles of contract law.

When it comes to contract law Chitty on Contracts is the best foundation on which to base any case.

  • Provides you with the depth of insight you require, so you can confidently cite it in court
  • Encompasses every part of contract law
  • Presents complete coverage of the law of contract, incorporating extensive reference to relevant legislation and recent case law
  • Is your most trustworthy reference when drafting, negotiating and disputing contracts
  • Analyses recent cases and legislation
  • Volume 1 contains interpretation and analysis of the general principles which apply to all contracts
  • 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
  • Regularly supplemented so you have the latest information to hand
  • Written by leading experts in contract law
What's new within the 31st Edition
    Agreement: RTS Flexible Systems Ltd v Molkerei Alois Müller GmbH & Co KG (UK Production) (SC) (work carried out before all points resolved and despite “subject to contract” clause)

    Consideration: Thorner v Major (HL) and Henry v Henry (PC) (proprietary estoppel)

    Form: Herbert v Doyle (use of proprietary estoppel to overcome lack of written contract)

    Mistake: Chartbrook Ltd v Persimmon Homes Ltd (HL) and Daventry District Council v Daventry and District Housing Ltd (rectification)

    Misrepresentation: Springwell Navigation Corp v J P Morgan Chase Bank (“no reliance” clause)

    Duress and undue influence: Borrelli v Ting (PC) (illegitimate pressure)

    Express Terms: Rainy Sky S.A. v Kookmin Bank (SC) and Re Sigma Finance Corp (SC) (interpretation);

    Implied terms: Att Gen of Belize v Belize Telecom Ltd (PC)

    Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts: Abbey National plc v The Office of Fair Trading (SC)

    Illegality and Public Policy: Sibthorpe v Southwark LBC, Simpson v Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust and Westlaw Services Ltd v Boddy (champerty); Gray v Thames Trains Ltd (HL) (ex turpi causa)

    Discharge by Agreement: Stocznia Gdynia SA v Gearbulk Holdings Ltd (express right of termination)

    Damages: Regus (UK) Ltd v Epcot Solutions Ltdand Giedo van der Garde BV v Force India Formula One Team Ltd (services contract); Pell Frischmann Engineering Ltd v Bow Valley Iran Ltd (PC) and Vercoe v Rutland Fund Management Ltd (share of defendant’s profit)

    Specific Performance and Injunction: Araci v Fallon (injunction); Benedetti v Sawiris (quantum meruit)

    Conflict of Laws: Koelzsch v État du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, Voogsgeerd v Navimer SA (ECJ) and Duncombe v Secretary of State for Children Schools and Families (SC) (employment contracts)

    Agency: Wood Floor Solutions Andreas Domberger GmbH v Silvo Trade SA (ECJ) (commercial agents)

    Arbitration: Allianz SpA v West Tankers Inc (ECJ) and National Navigation Co v Endesa Generacion SA (The Wadi Sudr (stay of legal proceedings); Dallah Real Estate & Tourism Co v Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Government of Pakistan (SC) (jurisdiction)

    Bailment: Yearworth v North Bristol NHS Trust

    Bills of Exchange and Banking: Payment Services Regulations 2009

    Construction Contracts: Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

    Credit and Security: Consumer Credit Directive 2008

    Employment: Equality Act 2010; Autoclenz Ltd v Belcher (SC); Employment Equality (Repeal of Retirement Age Provisions) 2011

    Insurance: Argo Systems FZE v Liberty Insurance Pte Ltd and Seashell of Lisson Grove Ltd v Aviva Insurance Ltd (waiver); Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010; Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Act 2012

    Suretyship: North Shore Ventures Ltd. v Anstead Holdings Inc (duty of disclosure); Berghoff Trading Ltd v Swinbrook Developments Ltd and In re Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander Ltd. (in administration) (No. 2) (SC) (guarantor’s indemnity)

Subjects:
Contract Law, Common Law Library
Contents:
1. Introductory

PART ONE FORMATION OF CONTRACT;

2. The Agreement
3. Consideration
4. Form
5. Mistake
6. Misrepresentation
7. Duress and Undue Influence

PART TWO CAPACITY OF PARTIES;

8. Personal Incapacity
9. Corporation and Unincorporated Associations
10. The Crown, Public Authorities and the European Community
11. Political and Professional Immunity and Incapacity

PART THREE THE TERMS OF THE CONTRACT;

12. Express Terms
13. Implied Terms
14. Exemption Clauses
15. Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts
16. Arbitration Clauses

PART FOUR ILLEGALITY AND PUBLIC POLICY;

17. Illegality and Public Policy

PART FIVE JOINT OBLIGATIONS, THIRD PARTIES AND ASSIGNMENT;

18. Joint Obligations
19. Third Parties
20. Assignment
21. Death and Bankruptcy

PART SIX PERFORMANCE AND DISCHARGE;

22. Performance
23. Discharge by Agreement
24. Discharge by Frustration
25. Discharge by Breach
26. Other modes of discharge

PART SEVEN - REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT;

26. Damages
27. Specific Performance and Injunction
28. Limitation of Actions

PART EIGHT - RESTITUTION;

29. Restitution

PART NINE - CONFLICT OF LAWS;

30. Conflict of Laws