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Contract Law

Contract Law
2nd Edition
Series:  Sweet & Maxwell's Textbook Series
Practice Area:  Academic Law, Contract Law
ISBN:  9780414046030
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  27 Jun 2011
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Paperback
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Contract Law Textbook

This guide is ideal for all students as it provides a clear and detailed account of contract law, explaining the underlying principles and how the law operates in practice. As part of the Textbook Series, Contract Law:
  • Sets out a clear framework and seeks to explain the intricacies of the law of contract as clearly as possible, without sacrificing the detail that is required for a proper understanding of the subject
  • Concentrates on topics common to the majority of undergraduate law courses
  • Goes through the life of a contract from formation through to discharge and remedies as well as dealing with the contents of the contract and vitiating factors
  • Focuses on UK common law but covers relevant EU law and makes comparisons with other common law jurisdictions
  • Includes topical and relevant practical examples to help draw out key principles
  • Contains a glossary of key terms at the beginning of the book
  • Includes references to further reading from relevant literature at the end of each chapter to enable students to expand their knowledge
  • Breaks down difficult concepts in a way students find easy to understand


  • Introduction to the law of contract
  • Offer and acceptance
  • Certainty and intention
  • Consideration and estoppel
  • Formalities and capacity
  • Contractual terms
  • Exclusion and limitation clauses
  • Privity of contract
  • Discharge by performance, breach and agreement
  • Frustration
  • Misrepresentation
  • Mistake
  • Duress and undue influence
  • Illegality
  • Contracts in restraint of trade
  • Remedies I: damages for breach of contract
  • Remedies II: equitable remedies, restitution and limitation of actions
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