Canadian Contract Law 2nd ed
Published: December 2009
Publisher: LexisNexis Canada
Country of Publication: Canada
Price: Out of print
The Supreme Court of Canada has recently rendered several important decisions regarding contractual liability which have the potential to significantly change the law of contracts in numerous ways, such as by:
- Restricting the scope for punitive damages
- Re-stating the basis of compensatory awards
- Qualifying positions that the Supreme Court took in earlier decisions
Canadian Contract Law, 2nd Edition addresses and seeks to eliminate this uncertainty. Leading practitioner and academic Angela Swan presents a general framework to help you understand all the problems that may arise in a contractual relation, deal with them effectively, and avoid frustrated expectations. She applies each rule of contract law to practical contexts to answer four central questions:
- What exactly is the problem?
- How do the rules deal with this problem?
- What is the solution?
- What other consequences and solutions may exist that the courts have not yet explored?
This in-depth examination covers all aspects of contract law, including offer and acceptance, consideration, conditions, remedies for breach of contract, interpretation, the control of contract power, and illegality. Cases are current to December 2008, and extensive footnotes will assist you with developing more persuasive arguments for clients, drafting agreements for them and in giving them sound advice.