The Modern Law of Contract

10th Edition

By Richard Stone

© 2013 – Routledge

532 pages | 33 Color Illus.

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About the Book

The Modern Law of Contract is a clear and logical introductory textbook, written by a leading author and lecturer with over thirty years teaching and examining experience.

Offering a carefully tailored overview of all key topics for LLB and GDL courses, this tenth edition has been thoroughly updated and presents learning features that will help students 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: the book’s Companion Website presents chapter-by-chapter Multiple-Choice Questions; a Flashcard glossary; contract law skills advice; PowerPoint slides of the diagrams within the book; and sample essay questions.

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.


As a financial services lawyer, I was interested to read the chapter on undue influence. This is typically known as a difficult topic, even for the most experienced lawyers, but Stone's analysis of the law, and the present position, is excellent. It is also impressive to see that this approach has been adopted throughout the remainder of the text. Russell J Kelsall for The Student Law Journal

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

Richard Stone is Professor of Law at the University of Lincoln.

Subject Categories

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