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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Contract Law Textbook 2nd ed isbn 9780414046030

Contract Law Textbook

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ISBN13: 9781847031273
New Edition ISBN: 9780414046030
Published: May 2008
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

  • Provides a clear and detailed account of contract law, explaining the fundamental principles and how the law operates in practice
  • Concentrates on topics common to the majority of undergraduate law courses
  • Goes through the life of a contract from formation through to discharge and remedies as well as dealing with the contents of the contract and vitiating factors
  • Focuses on United Kingdom common law but covers relevant EU law and makes comparisons with other common law jurisdictions
  • Includes topical and relevant practical examples to help draw out key principles
  • Contains a glossary of key terms at the beginning of the book
  • Includes references to further reading from relevant literature at the end of each chapter to enable students to expand their knowledge should they wish to do so
  • Robert Duxbury has taught and examined the subject at degree level for over 20 years – experience which he uses to help break down difficult concepts in a way students find easy to understand

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Contract Law
Part 1: Introduction to the law of contract.
Part 2: Formation of contract.
1, Agreement: Offer and acceptance.
2, Agreement: Intention to create legal relations.
3, Agreement: Consideration.
4, Promissory estoppel.
5, Capacity and formalities.
Part 3: Contents of the contract.
6, Express and implied terms.
7, Exclusion and limitation clauses.
Part 4: Factors affecting the validity and legality of contracts.
8, Misrepresentation.
9, Mistake.
10, Duress and Undue Influence.
11, Illegal and void contracts.
Part 5: The discharge of contracts.
12, Discharge by performance, agreement and breach.
13, Discharge by frustration.
Part 6: Remedies.
14, Damages for breach of contract.
15, Other remedies.
Part 7: Privity and agency.
16, Privity.
17, Agency.