Contract Law: Text, Cases and Materials (7th Revised edition)

ISBN : 9780198748397

Ewan McKendrick
1104 Pages
189 x 246 mm
Pub date
Apr 2016
Texts, Cases, and Materials
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A complete guide to contract law in a single volume; author commentary, carefully chosen cases, and extracts from academic materials complement each other to give students all they need for their undergraduate study of the subject. Comprising a unique balance of 40% text to 60% cases and materials, Contract Law: Text, Cases, and Materials combines the best features of a textbook with those of a traditional casebook. The author's clear explanations and analysis of the law provide invaluable support to students, while the extracts from cases and materials promote the development of essential case reading skills and allow for a more detailed appreciation of the practical workings of the law. The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which includes: - Extra material with in-depth coverage of topics such as illegality and incapacity - Updates on recent developments in the law - Annotated web links to key sources of information on contract law - Self-test multiple choice questions and answers


1 Introduction
Part 1: Formation
2 Agreement: Objective or subjective?
3 Offer and acceptance
4 Uncertain and incomplete agreements
5 Consideration and promissory estoppel
6 Formalities
7 Intentions to create legal relations
Part 2: Terms
8 The terms of the contract
9 Incorporation of terms
10 Implied terms
11 The interpretation of contracts
12 Boilerplate clauses
13 Exclusion clauses
14 Unfair terms in consumer contracts
15 Good faith
Part 3: Setting the Contract Aside
16 Mistake
17 Misinterpretation
18 Duress
19 Undue influence
20 Unconscionability and inequality of bargaining power
21 Frustration and force majeure
Part 4: Remedies for breach
22 Breach of contract and termination
23 Damages
24 Specific performance
Part 5: Third party rights
25 Third parties

About the author: 

Ewan McKendrick QC is Professor of English Private Law, Registrar of the University of Oxford, and a fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. He is a barrister at 3 Verulam Buildings, Gray's Inn, London, and has published widely in the areas of contract law, commercial law, and tort law. He is one of the editors of Chitty on Contracts.

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