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Vol 22 No 3 March/April 2017

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Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities and Remedies

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Getting Out of a Contract: A Practical Guide for Business

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ISBN13: 9780566081613
ISBN: 056608161X
Published: December 2001
Publisher: Gower Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £70.00

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This text is written by three commercial lawyers, whose clients as often ask them for help in getting out of a contract as in getting them into one in the first place. Built around two business case studies, the book highlights the various legal issues that a business must address when faced with a contract it wants to walk away from.

The authors seek to demystify the complicated aspects of English law for the non-lawyer. They demonstrate how managers: can address how they make contracts; avoid making wrong decisions because they fail to appreciate what contracts they actually have or how to get around them; and become more attuned to the legal ins and outs of contracts, enabling them to use lawyers more cost-effectively.

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Contract Law
How to get out of a contract; is there a contract?; are you a party to the contract?; what are the key relevant terms?; competition law issues; termination for breach; misrepresentation and waiver; remedies for breach of contract; negotiating your way out; post-termination issues; cases in book.