Textbook on Contract Law (13th Revised edition)

Jill Poole

Now in its 13th edition, Jill Poole's immensely popular Textbook on Contract Law has been guiding students through contract law for over 20 years. Poole's case focus and clear writing style make this text a favourite with students and lecturers alike. The law of contract is placed within its commercial context, and students are provided with a detailed yet accessible treatment of all the key areas of contract law. Key features: - Each chapter begins with a summary of key issues, providing an overview of central themes and points of law, and concludes with suggestions for further reading, guiding students towards the most relevant texts and articles - Key points, illustrative examples and questions encourage a deeper understanding of the central facts and issues - Headings, case summaries and case extract boxes allow for easy navigation through the text Online Resource Centre This text is fully supported by an Online Resource Centre which provides: - 300 multiple choice questions with answers and feedback - Self-test questions and answers linked with Casebook on Contract Law - Guidance on answering problem questions in contract law - An opportunity for students to ask the author any questions


1 Introduction to the law of contract
2 Agreement
3 Agreement problems
4 Enforceability of promises: consideration and promissory estoppel
5 Intention to be legally bound, formalities and capacity to contract
Content, Interpretation, Performance and Breach
6 Content of the contract and principles of interpretation
7 Exemption clauses and unfair contract terms
8 Breach of contract
Enforcement of Contractual Obligations
9 Damages for breach of contract
10 Remedies providing for specific relief and restitutionary remedies
11 Privity of contract and third party rights
12 Discharge by frustration: subsequent impossibility
Methods of Policing the Making of the Contract
13 Non-agreement mistake
14 Misrepresentation
15 Duress, undue influence, and unconscionable bargains
16 Illegality