For over 60 years, Smith & Thomas has been the leading casebook on the law of contract, providing all the material necessary for an in-depth study of the area. The work uses substantial case extracts combined with authoritative explanation to provide readers with an understanding of the principles of contract law. As in previous editions, both historical and contemporary cases are discussed to illustrate the key elements of contract law. In addition, Smith & Thomas contains all relevant material including key statutory material and law commission reports.
New for the Fourteenth Edition
- Recent cases highlighting the resetting of the commercial law of contract, including Arnold v Britton  UKSC 36, Marks and Spencer plc v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company (Jersey) Limited  UKSC 72, Wood v Capita Insurance Services Ltd  UKSC 24, Morris Garner v One Step (Support) Ltd  UKSC 20, Patel v Mirza  UKSC 42, Cavendish Square Holding BV v Makdessi  UKSC 67, and Peninsula Securities Ltd v Dunnes Stores (Bangor) Ltd  UKSC 36
- Consideration of the latest jurisprudence on good faith in cases such as Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Saeed Bin Shakboot Al Nehayan v Kent  EWHC 333 (Comm); and the related development of relational contracts in Bates v Post Office Limited  EWHC 606
- New chapter on where, after Brexit and with 'smart contracts', the law of contract stands in 2021