O'Sullivan & Hilliard's The Law of Contract (9th edition)

ISBN : 9780198853176

Janet O'Sullivan
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.

O'Sullivan & Hilliard's 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. The new edition has been rigorously updated by Cambridge academic and teacher, Janet O'Sullivan. All the key topics on the LLB and GDL courses are covered, and the author introduces students to current debates in the field.

Complex problems are broken down into manageable steps and self-test questions are provided at the end of each chapter to help reinforce learning and aid revision. Online resources On the accompanying online resources students can find guides to answering these questions as well as additional support for their studies, including additional chapters, and web links. There are also twice-annual updates keep students up to speed on key developments in contract law.

Self-test questions on the key topics of contract law give students the opportunity to test their learning. These questions test both factual knowledge to help consolidate understanding of key topics, and also offer a range of questions testing practical understanding, by putting students in the shoes of a legal practitioner facing a particular scenario.


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 Consideration and estoppel

6 Privity

7 Terms of the contract I

8 Terms of the contract II: Common law and statutory controls on unfair terms

9 Misrepresentation and non-disclosure

10 Duress

11 Undue influence

12 Unconscionable bargains

13 Common mistake and rectification

14 Frustration

15 Discharge of a contract for breach

16 Remedies I: Compensatory damages

17 Remedies II: Specific remedies

18 Remedies III: Other non-compensatory or exceptional remedies

Online: Incapacity

Online: Illegality and public policy


Janet O'Sullivan is a Fellow and Vice-Master of Selwyn College, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge, and is a recipient of the Pilkington Teaching Prize for Excellence in University Teaching.