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ISBN 9781138230132
Published June 23, 2017 by Routledge
538 Pages

 
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Book Description

The Modern Law of Contract is a clear and logical textbook, written by an experienced author team with well over 50 years’ teaching and examining experience.

Fully updated to address the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and recent key cases in Contract Law, it offers a carefully tailored overview of all key topics for LLB and GDL courses. The book also includes a number of learning features designed to enhance comprehension and aid exam preparation, allowing the reader to:

■ understand and remember core topics: boxed chapter summaries offer a useful checklist for students, while illustrative diagrams help to clarify difficult concepts;

■ identify important cases and assess their relevance: ‘Key case’ features highlight and contextualise the most significant cases;

■ reflect on how contract law operates in context: highlighted ‘For thought’ features ask students to consider ‘what if’ scenarios, while ‘in focus’ features offer critical commentary on the law;

■ consolidate learning and prepare for assessment: further reading lists and comparison website directions at the end of each chapter direct you to additional interactive resources to test and reinforce your knowledge.

Clearly written and easy to use, The Modern Law of Contract enables undergraduate students of contract law to fully engage with the topic and gain a profound understanding of this fundamental area.

Table of Contents

Preface   Guide to using the book   Guide to using the companion website   Table of cases   Table of legislation   Table of international instruments   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   Bibiography   Index

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Biography

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

James Devenney is McCann FitzGerald Chair in International Law and Business at the UCD Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, Ireland.