Contract Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (9th edition)

ISBN : 9780198855293

Ewan McKendrick
1064 Pages
189 x 246 mm
Pub date
May 2020
Texts, Cases, and Materials
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A complete guide to contract law in a single volume. Comprising a unique balance of 60% text to 40% 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.

Online resources
The book is accompanied by online resources which include:
- Extra material with in-depth coverage of topics such as illegality and incapacity
- Updates on recent developments in the law
- Self-test multiple choice questions and answers
- Annotated web links to key sources of information on contract law


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 Misrepresentation
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 is a Professor of English Private Law and a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, as well as a Professor of Anglo-American Private Law at the University of Leiden. He is an honorary Queen's Counsel, Barrister at 3 Verulam Buildings, Gray's Inn, London, a Bencher of Gray's Inn, 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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