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Chitty on Contracts

Chitty on Contracts
33rd Edition, 2nd Supplement
Series:  Common Law Library
ISBN:  9780414081598
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
General Editor:Professor Hugh Beale
Publication Date:  11 Dec 2020
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The leading reference work on contract law in the Common Law world. Chitty on Contracts offers guidance to the whole range of contract law as practiced in the UK
Provides coverage of all relevant legislation and a huge depth of case reference;
  • Presents complete coverage of the law of contract, incorporating extensive reference to relevant legislation and recent case law
  • Contains interpretation and analysis of general legislation since the last edition,
  • Provides an in-depth examination of actions arising in contract law, including exclusion clauses, estoppel, illegality and public policy, mistake, misrepresentation and non-disclosure, breach of performance
  • Covers the formation of contract as it effects the Agreement; Consideration, Form, Mistake; Misrepresentation and Duress and Undue Influence;
  • Treats in detail the Capacity of parties
  • Analyses and comments on the terms of the contract relating to Express and Implied Terms; Exemption Clauses; Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts; and Arbitration Clauses;
  • Examines Illegality and Public Policy
  • Under Joint obligations covers in detail the law of contract relating to Third Parties, Assignment;, Death and Bankruptcy
  • Examines and analyses contract law in relation to performance and discharge, covering Discharge by Agreement; by Frustration; by Breach;
  • Studies remedies for breach of contract, including damages and limitations of actions
  • Discusses Restitution in relation to contract law
  • Analyses conflict of laws as if affects contract law
  • Deals individually with contracts in the following areas of law: agency, arbitration, bailment, bills of exchange and banking, building contracts, carriage by air, carriage by land, construction, credit and security, employment, gaming and wagering, insurance, restrictive agreements and covenants, sale of goods and suretyship
  • Offers interpretation and advice on the law when disputes arise, or when technical areas need clarification, and when responsibilities, obligations and entitlements need to be established

The 2020 Supplement covers a wide range of new legislation and case law. Topics include:

  • The effects of Brexit on contract law
  • Express term requiring interpretation in good faith: Kabab-Ji S.A.L. (Lebanon) v Kout Food Group (Kuwait) (CA)
  • Implied restrictions on broad powers: Equitas Insurance Ltd. v Municipal Mutual Insurance Ltd (CA); TAQA Bratani Limited v Rockrose UKCS8 LLC
  • Cabinet Office Guidance on responsible contractual behaviour in the performance and enforcement of contracts impacted by the Covid-19 emergency
  • Form requirements: Shelford v I.R.C.; Neocleous v Rees
  • Public authorities: School Facility Management Limited v Governing Body of Christ the King College
  • Implied terms in “relational contracts”: Essex County Council v UBB Waste (Essex) Ltd (No 2); UTB LLC v Sheffield United Ltd; Russell v Cartwright; Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd v Lufthansa Technik AG; Morley (t/a Morley Estates) v Royal Bank of Scotland.
  • Formation: Avonwick Holdings Ltd v Azitio Holdings Ltd; AMP Advisory and Management Partners A.G. v Force India Formula One Team Ltd
  • Illegality: Okedina v Chikale (CA); Singularis Holdings Ltd v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd (SC)
  • Restitution: Barton v Gwyn-Jones (CA)
  • Agency: Filatona Trading Ltd v Navigator Equities Ltd (CA)
  • Arbitration: Kabab-Ji Sal (Lebanon) v Kout Food Group (Kuwait); A v C (CA)
  • Banking: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020
  • Consumer contracts: Lintner v UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt; XZ v Ibercaja Banco SA; Gómez del Moral Guasch v Bankia SA (CJEU)
  • Employment: Gilham v Ministry of Justice (SC); Harpur Trust v Brazel (CA); Addison Lee Ltd v Lange; O’Brien v Department of Constitutional Affairs (SC); North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust v Gregg (CA)
  • Competition: Generics (UK) Ltd v Competition and Markets Authority; Gazdasági Versenyhivatal v Budapest Bank Nyrt (CJEU); Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd v Visa Europe Services LLC (SC); Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd v Achilles (CA); BritNed Development Ltd v ABB AB and ABB Limited (CA)


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