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Unlocking Contract Law

4th Edition

By Chris Turner


496 pages

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The Unlocking the Law series makes the law accessible. Each chapter contains activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts to consolidate your knowledge and diagrams to aid learning. Cases, judgments and primary source quotations are prominently displayed. Summaries help you understand each chapter, there is a glossary of legal terminology. New features include problem questions with guidance on answering, as well as essay questions and answer plans, plus cases and materials exercises. All titles in the series follow the same formula and include the same features so students can move easily from one subject to another.

www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk provides free resources such as multiple choice questions, key questions and answers, revision mp3s and cases and materials exercises.

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

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 whose other titles include Key Facts: Contract Law and Key Cases: Contract Law, also published by Hodder Education. He is Series Editor of "Unlocking the Law", "Key Facts" and "Key Cases", all published by Hodder Education.

About the Series

Unlocking the Law

The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. The books have been designed with the same format and structure, so each chapter in each book includes: a list of aims and objectives, activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts to consolidate your knowledge, and diagrams to aid learning.

All topic areas are broken up into manageable sections with a logical progression and extensive use of headings and numerous sub-headings as well as an extensive contents list and index. Each book in the series contains a variety of flow charts, diagrams, key facts charts and summaries to reinforce the information in the body of the text. Diagrams and flow charts are particularly useful because they can provide a quick and easy understanding of the key points, especially when revising for examinations. Key facts charts not only provide a quick visual guide through the subject but are also useful for revision.

Many cases are separated out for easy access and all cases have full citation in the text as well as the table of cases for easy reference. The emphasis of the series is on depth of understanding much more than breadth of detail. For this reason each text also includes key extracts from judgments where appropriate. Extracts from academic comment from journal articles and leading texts are also included to give some insight into the academic debate on complex or controversial areas. In both cases these are highlighted and removed from the body of the text.

Finally the books also include much formative 'self-testing', with a variety of activities ranging through subject specific comprehension, application of the law, and a range of other activities to help the student gain a good idea of his or her progress in the course. Appendices with guides on completing essay style questions and legal problem solving supplement and support this interactivity. Besides this a sample essay plan is added at the end of most chapters.

Series editors: Jacqueline Martin LLM has ten years' experience as a practising barrister and has taught law at all levels. Chris Turner LLM is a Senior Lecturer in law at Wolverhampton University.

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Subject Categories

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