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Since 1826, Chitty on Contracts has provided complete insight into contract law due to its breadth of coverage, scope and detail. It is comprehensive with a thorough review of recent case law and legislation. Chitty continues to be the practitioner's choice for authority and accessibility.
In two volumes, Chitty provides complete coverage of the law of contract, incorporating extensive reference to relevant legislation and recent case law. Volume One deals with General Principles that apply to contracts of every kind; Volume Two covers Specific Contracts such as Sale of Goods, Construction and Credit & Security.
When it comes to contract law Chitty on Contracts is the best foundation on which to base any case.
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)