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Text, Cases and Materials on Contract Law

3rd Edition

By Richard Stone, James Devenney

© 2014 – Routledge

762 pages

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About the Book

Written by leading authors in the field, this clear and highly accessible volume provides full coverage of the topics commonly found in the contract law syllabus, alongside up-to-date illustrative case examples and stimulating commentary.

Composed of approximately one-quarter authors’ commentaries and three-quarters cases and materials, including academics' articles and extracts from books and Law Commission papers, this book takes account of a variety of theoretical perspectives, including economic, relational and empirical conceptions of the law.

This book facilitates the development of personal study skills and encourages readers to engage with the leading academic commentaries in the area. Features to support your learning include:

  • chapter introductions highlight the salient features under discussion and signpost topics to guide readers through this comprehensive text
  • additional reading listed at the end of each chapter to assist further study and independent research
  • clear and attractive text design that differentiates between the authors’ commentaries and the materials
  • a companion website that provides skills materials and self-assessment tasks to help further your learning

The range of material covered, straightforward style, and targeted updates to this third edition make Text, Cases and Materials on Contract Law a comprehensive and invaluable resource for all undergraduate students of contract law.


‘Comprehensive and serious, it covers everything that students will need to know.’ – Ioannis Glinavos, Kingston Law School, UK

'A lucid and pragmatic guide to contract law for the undergraduate, an exquisitely crafted analytical authority for the postgraduate and a dependable and concise counsel for the practitioner; this is the case-book that will set the standard in the subject.'- Mel Kenny, Reader in Commercial law, Leicester Law School, UK

'This book is both an orderly and efficient study guide and a scholarly treatise which makes an otherwise difficult subject easier for students to understand. Ideally, every law student should have a copy of this brilliant core text.' - Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

Table of Contents

1 Introduction, 2 Forming the Agreement , 3 Consideration and Other Tests of Enforceability, 4 Intention to Create Legal Relations, 5 Privity, 6 Contents of the Contract, 7 Clauses Excluding or Limiting Liability, 8 Misrepresentation, 9 Mistake, 10 Duress, 11 Undue Influence, 12 Frustration, 13 Illegality, 14 Discharge by Performance or Breach, 15 Remedies

About the Authors

Richard Stone is Professor of Law at the University of Lincoln

James Devenney is Professor of Commercial Law and Head of Exeter Law School


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Contracts