The Law of Contract Fourth edition (Part of Butterworths Common Law Series)
The Law of Contract Fourth edition (Part of Butterworths Common Law Series) provides a comprehensive and authoritative treatment of all aspects of the law of contract.
Why you should buy The Law of Contract Fourth edition (Part of Butterworths Common Law Series)
Now in its fourth edition, The Law of Contract provides a comprehensive and authoritative treatment of all aspects of the law of contract. It differs from other texts on the topic by offering a fresh, new approach to the area.
Accessible and authoritative, The Law of Contract is designed specifically to meet the needs of the modern practitioner. This edition includes:
* Comprehensive coverage of remedies for breach of contract, the rules for assigning contractual rights, unfair terms in consumer contracts
* Developments on the law of economic duress such as the threat of damage to reputation, suspending supplies due under an existing contract in order to obtain a pecuniary advantage to which it was not entitled
* Analysis of important Court of Appeal decision in Graves v Graves concerning whether a contract is void
* Developments in decisions on misrepresentation and fraud such as Dadourian Group International v Simms (CA) Drouzhba v Wiseman (CA) (implications of solvency) Hamilton v Allied Domecq (Scots case in the HL re the impact of mere silence)
* Further articulation of a "contextual" approach to interpretation, implication, and liability (based on the expectation and understanding encouraged by particular relationships and trading settings)
* The latest developments at the European Commission, in relation to the draft Common Frame of Reference and the proposed Directive on Consumer Rights
* Chapter 6 contains material, mainly drawn from the USA, to support the Law Commission's view that the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 should not normally cut across chains of sales contracts; it also contains additional material on the rule that generally there is no privity of contract between a principal and a sub-agent