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Contract Law 2nd ed (mylawchamber Premium) isbn 9781447922889

Contract Law

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Roger HalsonFaculty of Laws, University College London

ISBN13: 9780582086470
ISBN: 0582086477
New Edition ISBN: 9781447922889
Published: February 2001
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

In this new textbook, Roger Halson's approach to the law of contract views a contract as a transaction with distinct phases. The result is an analysis of contemporary contract law that is both theoretically satisfying and practically useful. This unique approach brings into clearer focus two important episodes in the life of a contract: the negotiation phase and the modification phase - both of which are neglected or examined in a piecemeal way by traditional doctrinally-arranged texts.

The transactional approach better emphasises important inter-relationships between apparently distinct doctrines and so brings into clearer focus recent doctrinal developments by the courts and legislature. This approach is also informed by contextual, empirical and theoretical writing. Other parts of the law of obligations (e.g. restitution, tort and estoppel) are discussed in so far as they impinge on contract law.Contract Law is an original, challenging and engaging textbook.;It presents contract law in a new structure which is both easy to comprehend and which reflects the insights of much new learning.

The end result is a practically-satisfying textbook for contemporary contract law courses.Contract Law will be essential reading for LLB courses in universities (Foundation subject) and CPE/Diploma courses (core subject). It also covers the requirements of the University of London (External) LLB, ILEX courses and postgraduate LLMs in contract law

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Contract Law
Table of Cases Table of Statutes 1. Introduction: Overview of the book; History of contract law; The basis of a contract; The law of contract or contracts?; The law of obligations; The real world; Europe and beyond. Part I The Negotiation Stage 2. The Objective Test of Agreement: Estoppel by convention; Proprietary estoppel; Misrepresentation. Part II The Birth of a Contract Section A. Formation: The Positive Requirements.
3. Agreement: Offer and Acceptance 4. Consideration and its Substitutes 5. Form; Intention to Create Legal relations; Certainty Section B. Formation: Negative Factors.
6. Illegality in Formation 7. Non-Agreement Mistakes Section C. Personnel.
8. Capacity: Minors Contracts 9. Third Parties Privity; benefits; The rule, the exceptions and the subterfuge; Avoidance and reform; Burdens, land, tort and bailment. Part III The Life of a Contract Section A. Content.
10. Express and Implied Terms 11. Exclusion Clauses Section B. Adaption.
12. Modification of Contracts Pre-existing duty rule; Increased costs and frustration; Economic duress; Promissory estoppel and mitigation Section C. Performance.
13. Illegality 14. Substantial Performance 15. Anticipatory Breach Part IV The Death of a Contract 16. Frustration 17. Termination for Breach Conditions, warranties and innominate terms Part V The Consequences 18. Specific Performance 19. Damages. Liquidated and unliquidated; The action in debt. Index