5th Edition

Unlocking Contract Law

By Andy Vi-Ming Kok, Chris Turner Copyright 2025
    602 Pages 26 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    602 Pages 26 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Contract Law is a core element of every law degree in England and Wales. Now in its 5th edition, Unlocking Contract Law will help you grasp the main concepts of the subject with ease.

    Containing accessible explanations in a clear and logical structure, the following features support learning, helping you to advance with confidence:

    • Clear learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter set out the skills and knowledge you will need to get to grips with the subject;

    • Key Facts summaries throughout each chapter allow you to progressively build and consolidate your understanding;

    • End-of-chapter summaries provide a useful check-list for each topic;

    • Cases and judgments are highlighted to help you find them and add them to your notes quickly;

    • Frequent activities and self-test questions and sample essay questions are included so you can put your knowledge into practice and prepare you for assessment;

    • A brand new ‘critiquing the law’ feature is designed to foster essential critical thinking skills.

    The 5th edition has been fully updated throughout to reflect recent developments and changes in the law, including the growing focus on consumer protection within contract law as well as the influence of technology on contracts, including email signatures and online transactions. Unlocking Contract Law is essential reading for all students studying Contract Law for the first time.

    1. The origins and character of contract law 2. Formation of a contract: offer and acceptance 3. Formation of a contract: consideration 4. Formation of a contract: intention to create legal relations 5. Form 6. The obligations under a contract: terms 7. The obligations under a contract: exclusion and limitation clauses 8. Void and voidable contracts 9. Vitiating factors: misrepresentation 10. Vitiating factors: mistake 11. Vitiating factors: duress and undue influence 12. Vitiating factors: illegality and unenforceable contracts 13. Third party rights and the doctrine of privity 14. Capacity 15. Discharge of a contract 16. Remedies in contract law 17. Quasi-contract


    Andy Vi-Ming Kok is a Senior Law Academic with over 30 years experience of Contract Law, is a qualified barrister, and previously Associate Head and Head of Law.

    Chris Turner is a qualified barrister and Senior Lecturer in law at Wolverhampton University. He has taught law at all levels and is an experienced author.