Cheshire, Fifoot, and Furmston's Law of Contract (17th edition)

ISBN : 9780198747383

Mp Furmston
896 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Apr 2017
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Cheshire, Fifoot & Furmston's Law of Contract remains one of the leading textbooks on contract law more than 50 years after the publication of its first edition. It combines a clear and authoritative account of the principles of the law of contract with thought-provoking analysis and insights. - The clarity of the narrative and lucid writing style helps to bring understanding of complex issues to a wider readership - Each topic is clearly signposted with summaries, introductory text and sub-headings for ease of navigation throughout the book - Numerous references to additional primary and secondary sources take the reader even further into the subject


1: Historical introduction
2: Some factors affecting modern contract law
3: The phenomena of agreement
4: Consideration
5: Intention to create legal relations
6: The contents of the contract
7: Unenforceable contracts
8: Mistake
9: Misrepresentation, duress and undue influence
10: Contracts rendered void by statute
11: Contracts illegal by statute or at common law
12: Contracts void at common law on grounds of public policy
13: Capacity of parties
14: Privity of contract
15: Privity of contract under the law of agency
16: The voluntary assignment of contractual rights and liabilities
17: The involuntary assignment of contractual rights and liabilities
18: Performance and breach
19: Discharge by agreement
20: Discharge under the doctrine of frustration
21: Remedies for breach of contract

About the author: 

M P Furmston, Bencher of Gray's Inn; Emeritus Professor of Law and Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol; Dean of Law and Professor of Law, Singapore Management University

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