Understanding Contract Law

By Max Young

© 2010 – Routledge

148 pages

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About the Book

Understanding Contract Law offers a clear introduction to the basic concepts of contract law in England. Built around familiar real-world examples that illustrate the concepts, principles and key cases upon which English contract law is structured, Understanding Contract Law is an ideal guide for those approaching an undergraduate law degree, or for general readers interested in this fundamental area of the law.

This concise, student-friendly overview, supported by chapter introductions and summaries throughout, covers the fundamental topics in English contract law, including:

  • Agreement and Offer
  • Acceptance
  • Certainty
  • Consideration
  • Privity
  • Misrepresentation.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Contract Law 2. Agreement and Offer 3. Acceptance 4. Certainty 5. Consideration 6. Intention to Create Legal Relations 7. Variation of Contracts 8. Privity 9. Terms of the Contract 10. Exemption Clauses: The Common Law 11. Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 12. Misrepresentation 13. Remedies for Breach of Contract

About the Author

Max Young is Lecturer in Law at Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW000000
LAW / General
LAW021000
LAW / Contracts