The Law of Contract

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Oxford University Press, 2016 - 503 pages
The Core Text Series takes the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing an invaluable and reliable guide for students of law at all levels. Written by leading academics and renowned for their clarity, these concise texts explain the intellectual challenges of each area of the law.

The Law of Contract provides students with a clear, straightforward, and comprehensive account of the core principles of contract law to enable a sound understanding of the subject. Written by Janet O'Sullivan, Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge, and Jonathan Hilliard, barrister at Wilberforce Chambers, this text covers all the key topics on LLB and GDL courses and introduces students to current debates in the field.

The authors break down complex problems into manageable steps and self-test questions are provided at the end of each chapter to help reinforce learning and aid revision. Students can find answer guidance to these questions as well as additional support for their studies, including author videos discussing key cases, additional chapters, updates and web links on the accompanying Online Resource Centre.

 

Contents

1 General themes and issues
1
 general principles
11
 three applications of the general principles
47
4 Certainty
71
5 Contracts which fail to materialise
86
6 Consideration and estoppel
96
7 Privity
132
8 Terms of the contract I
163
13 Unconscionable bargains
292
14 Common mistake
305
15 Frustration
335
16 Discharge of a contract for breach
359
 compensatory damages
382
 specific remedies
423
 other noncompensatory remedies
446
Additional chapters on the Online Resource Centre
469

 common law and statutory controls on unfair terms
195
10 Misrepresentation and nondisclosure
223
11 Duress
256
12 Undue influence
272

Common terms and phrases

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