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Supperstone, Goudie and Walker: Judicial Review

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The Enforceability of Promises in European Contract Law

Edited by: James Gordley

ISBN13: 9780521108683
Published: December 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2001)
Price: £45.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780521790215



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Civil law and common law systems are held to enforce promises differently: civil law, in principle, will enforce any promise, while common law will enforce only those with ‘consideration’. In that respect, modern civil law supposedly differs from the Roman law from which it descended, where a promise was enforced depending on the type of contract the parties had made. This volume is concerned with the extent to which these characterizations are true, and how these and other differences affect the enforceability of promises. Beginning with a concise history of these distinctions, the volume then considers how twelve European legal systems would deal with fifteen concrete situations. Finally, a comparative section considers why modern legal systems enforce certain promises and not others, and what promises should be enforced. This is the second completed project of The Common Core of European Private Law launched at the University of Trento.

• Exploration of the practical significance of formal legal distinctions • Examination of fifteen concrete cases • Examines twelve different European legal systems

Subjects:
Contract Law
Contents:
General editor’s preface
Contributors
Table of legislation
Abbreviations
1. Some perennial problems
2. Contemporary solutions:
Case 1: promises of gifts
Case 2: promises of compensation for services rendered without charge
Case 3: promises to pay debts not legally due
Case 4: a promise to come to dinner
Case 5: promises to store goods without charge
Case 6: promises to do a favour
Case 7: promises to loan goods without a charge
Case 8: a requirements contract
Case 9: promises to pay more than was agreed I
Case 10: promises to pay more than was agreed II
Case 11. Promises to do more than was agreed
promises to waive a condition
Case 12: promises to take less than was agreed
Case 13: options given without a charge
Case 14: promises of rewards
Case 15: promises of commissions
3. Comparison
Index by country
Index by subject.

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The Protection of Immovables in European Legal Systems ISBN 9781107121928
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The Recovery of Non-Pecuniary Loss in European Contract Law ISBN 9781107098626
Published June 2015
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European Condominium Law ISBN 9781107093898
Published February 2015
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Unexpected Circumstances in European Contract Law ISBN 9781107416871
Published June 2014
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Time Limited Interests in Land ISBN 9781107026124
Published June 2012
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Unexpected Circumstances in European Contract Law ISBN 9781107003408
Published March 2011
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£154.00
Precontractual Liability in European Private Law ISBN 9780521183949
Published January 2011
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£50.00
The Enforcement of Competition Law in Europe ISBN 9780521181563
Published December 2010
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£60.00
Pure Economic Loss in Europe ISBN 9780521180054
Published November 2010
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£50.00
Personality Rights in European Tort Law ISBN 9780521194914
Published April 2010
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Commercial Trusts in European Private Law ISBN 9780521115605
Published July 2009
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Security Rights in Movable Property in European Private Law ISBN 9780521104142
Published March 2009
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£43.99
Precontractual Liability in European Private Law ISBN 9780521516013
Published January 2009
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£113.00
Good Faith in European Contract Law ISBN 9780521088039
Published August 2008
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£50.00
Environmental Liability and Ecological Damage In European Law ISBN 9780521889971
Published June 2008
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£129.00
The Enforcement of Competition Law in Europe ISBN 9780521881104
Published August 2007
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£139.00
Security Rights in Movable Property in European Private Law ISBN 9780521839679
Published February 2006
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£144.00
Commercial Trusts in European Private Law ISBN 9780521849197
Published October 2005
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£139.00
Mistake, Fraud and Duties to Inform in European Contract Law ISBN 9780521844239
Published January 2005
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£110.00
Mistake, Fraud and Duties to Inform in European Contract Law ISBN 9780521093101
Published January 2005
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£41.99
Pure Economic Loss in Europe ISBN 9780521824644
Published July 2003
Cambridge University Press
£129.00
The Enforceability of Promises in European Contract Law
ISBN 9780521790215
Published December 2001
Cambridge University Press
£118.00
Good Faith in European Contract Law ISBN 9780521771900
Published August 2000
Cambridge University Press
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