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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
A Casebook on Contract 5th ed isbn 9781509907700

A Casebook on Contract 4th ed


ISBN13: 9781849464468
New Edition ISBN: 9781509907700
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781849461634
Published: June 2013
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



This is the fourth, fully updated, edition of Professor Burrows' casebook, offering law students the ideal way to discover and understand contract law though reading highlights from the leading cases.

Designed to be used in conjunction with a contract law textbook, this book covers the undergraduate contract law course in a series of clearly presented and carefully-structured chapters.

The author provides an expert introduction to each topic and his succinct notes and questions seek to guide students to a proper understanding of the cases. The relevant statutes are also set out along with a principled analysis of them. In addition to cross-references to further discussion in the leading textbooks, an innovative feature is the summary of leading academic articles in each chapter. The book is designed not to overwhelm students by its length but covers all aspects of the law of contract most commonly found in the undergraduate curriculum.

Subjects:
Contract Law
Contents:
Contents
PART ONE: THE FORMATION OF A CONTRACT
1. OFFER AND ACCEPTANCE
1. Introduction
2. Offers and Invitations to Treat
3. Acceptance
4. Termination of an Offer
5. Problematic Offer and Acceptance
2. CERTAINTY AND INTENTION TO CREATE LEGAL RELATIONS
1. Certainty
2. Intention to Create Legal Relations
3. CONSIDERATION AND PROMISSORY ESTOPPEL
1. Consideration
2. Promissory Estoppel
PART TWO: THE TERMS OF A CONTRACT
4. IDENTIFYING THE TERMS
2. Incorporation of a Party's Written Terms
3. Implied Terms
5. INTERPRETING THE TERMS
1. The Modern Approach to Construction
2. Construction of Exemption Clauses
6. STATUTORY CONTROL OF UNFAIR TERMS
1. The Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
2. The Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999
3. Reform of the Legislation on Unfair Terms
PART THREE: REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT
7. TERMINATION
1. The Meaning of Termination for Breach
2. Conditions, Warranties and Innominate Terms
3. Termination Clauses
4. Anticipatory Breach
5. Restitution after Termination for Breach
8. DAMAGES
1. Compensatory Damages
2. Restitutionary Damages/An Account of Profits
3. Agreed/Liquidated Damages
9. DIRECT ENFORCEMENT
1. The Award of an Agreed Sum
2. Specific Performance
3. Injunctions
PART FOUR: PRIVITY OF CONTRACT AND THIRD PARTY RIGHTS
10. PRIVITY OF CONTRACT AND THIRD PARTY RIGHTS
1. Introduction
2. Four Cases Establishing or Confirming the Privity Doctrine (on its Benefit Side)
3. Exceptions to Privity (on its Benefit Side)
4. The Promisee's Remedies in a Contract Made for the Benefit of a Third Party
5. The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999
6. Exceptions to the Privity Doctrine on its Burden Side
PART FIVE: FACTORS ALLOWING ESCAPE FROM A CONTRACT
11. MISREPRESENTATION
1. Requirements of Misrepresentation
2. Rescission for Misrepresentation
3. Damages for Misrepresentation
4. Exclusion of Liability for Misrepresentation: Misrepresentation Act 1967, Section 3
12. MISTAKE 1. Unilateral Mistake
2. Common Mistake
13. FRUSTRATION
1. The Early Approach of Absolute Liability
2. The Kinds of Events that Amount to Frustration
3. Factors Excluding Frustration
4. The Juristic Basis of Frustration
5. The Effects of Frustration
6. The Relationship between Common Mistake and Frustration
14. DURESS
1. Duress of the Person
2. Economic Duress
15. UNDUE INFLUENCE AND EXPLOITATION OF WEAKNESS
1. Undue Influence
2. Exploitation of Weakness.