The Law of Contract (7th edition)

ISBN : 9780198748816

Janet O'Sullivan; Jonathan Hilliard
544 ページ
171 x 246 mm
Core Texts Series

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.


1 General themes and issues
2 Offer and acceptance I: General principles
3 Offer and acceptance II: Three applications of the general principles
4 Certainty
5 Contracts which fail to materialize
6 Consideration and estoppel
7 Privity
8 Terms of the contract: I
9 Terms of the contract II: Exemption clauses and unfair terms
10 Misrepresentation and non-disclosure
11 Duress
12 Undue influence
13 Unconscionable bargains
14 Common mistake
15 Frustration
16 Discharge of a contract for breach
17 Remedies I: Compensatory damages
18 Remedies II: Specific remedies
19 Remedies III: Other non-compensatory remedies
online Incapacity
online Illegality and public policy


Janet O'Sullivan is a Fellow of Selwyn College and University Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. She won the Pilkington Teaching Prize for Excellence in University Teaching in 2005.; Jonathan Hilliard is a Barrister at Wilberforce Chambers, London and has taught contract law at Gonville & Caius and Selwyn Colleges, Cambridge.