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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Understanding Contract Law 5th ed isbn 9781847031167

Understanding Contract Law 4th ed

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ISBN13: 9780421858503
ISBN: 0421858508
New Edition ISBN: 9781847031167
Previous Edition ISBN: 042171770X
Published: August 2004
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



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The fourth edition of this book is ideal for teachers of law who want a succinct but intellectually challenging overview of contract law for their students. Written by the same author team as the popular Understanding Law, it provides an accessible and stimulating analysis of contract law. This edition follows the book's established style of interpreting judicial decision-making in contract cases by examining the pressure on judges to follow a traditional approach yet also meeting the reasonable expectations of both commercial and consumer contractors in the modern market-place. Recent developments in the field are examined such as:

  • The implications of the Human Rights Act 1998 for contract law in particular Wilson v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
  • The new contextual approach to the interpretation of contracts following the landmark decision in Investors' Compensation
  • Appeal court decisions including Great Peace Shipping and Shogun Avoiding unnecessary legal jargon, Understanding Contract Law offers a unique analysis of contract doctrine.

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Subjects:
Contract Law
Contents:
Understanding Contract: First Steps. ;The Rulebook in Historical Perspective. ;Contractual Disputes. ;Agreement. ;The Conditions of Enforceability. ;The Concept of Risk. ;Remedies.; The Ideologies of Contract.;Contracts transformed.; Understanding Contract as a Social Phenomenon.