14th Edition

The Modern Law of Contract

By Richard Stone, James Devenney Copyright 2022
    628 Pages 29 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    628 Pages 29 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Written by an author team with over 60 years of teaching experience, the new edition of The Modern Law of Contract is the complete textbook for students of contract law, providing not only clear and authoritative commentary but also a selection of learning features to enable students to engage actively with the law. This, the 14th edition, has been fully updated to address recent developments in contract law, including the implications of COVID-19 and the UK’s future relationship with the EU. It offers a carefully tailored overview of all key topics for LLB and GDL courses, and includes a number of learning features designed to enhance comprehension and aid exam preparation, including:

    • boxed chapter summaries that offer a useful checklist for students, and illustrative diagrams to clarify difficult concepts;
    • ‘Key cases’ that highlight and contextualise the most significant cases;
    • ‘For thought’ features that ask ‘what if’ scenarios;
    • ‘In focus’ features that provide critical commentary on the law.

    Also including further reading at the end of each chapter, and a companion website with additional resources, The Modern Law of Contract enables undergraduate and postgraduate students not only to fully understand the essential details of contract law but also to develop a profound and critical understanding of this fundamental area.

    1. Introduction

    2. Forming the agreement

    3. Consideration and other tests of enforceability

    4. Intention to create legal relations

    5. Privity

    6. The contents of the contract

    7. Clauses excluding or limiting liability

    8. Misrepresentation

    9. Mistake

    10. Duress

    11. Undue influence

    12. Illegality and public policy

    13. Frustration

    14. Discharge by performance or breach

    15. Remedies and restitution


    Richard Stone is Emeritus Professor of Law and Human Rights at the University of Lincoln, UK.

    James Devenney is Head of the School of Law and Professor of Transnational Commercial Law at the University of Reading, UK and Full Visiting Professor at the UCD Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, Ireland.