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The Statute of Frauds Section Four: In the Light of Its Judicial Interpretation

ISBN13: 9781107673779
Published: November 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 1932)
Price: £23.99

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Originally published in 1932, this book examines Section Four of the British Statute of Frauds.

Although all but two sections of the original Statute have been repealed, Statute Four has a continued influence on British contract and surety law and has been adopted, in various forms, by various countries in the Commonwealth. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in British legal history.

Criminal Law, Legal History
Prefatory note
Table of statutes
Table of cases
Foreword H. D. Hazeltine

Part I. Contracts Affected by the Statute:
1. Contracts expressly comprised within the statute
2. Contracts and arrangements outside the statute

Part II. The Writing:
1. The writing
2. Contents of the memorandum
3. Defects commonly appearing in the memorandum
4. The form of the writing
5. The signature
6. Agency in relation to the statutory requirement of signature
7. Several documents

Part III. Operation of the Statute:
1. The statute and extrinsic evidence
2. Extrinsic evidence proving subsequent variation or rescission of contracts under the statute
3. Admission of extrinsic evidence to prove collateral contracts
4. Effect of statute on contracts not complying with its requirements
5. The statute and quasi-contracts
6. The equitable doctrine of fraud in its relation to contracts under the statute
7. The doctrine of part performance
8. The equitable jurisdiction to rectify documents in its application to writings under the statute
9. Pleading the statute