The Law of Contract offers a clear, non-technical explanation of the principles of contract law combined with a focus on case summaries throughout. The book's strengths lie in the authors' highly praised explanation of the law, their ability to demystify difficult concepts without losing academic rigour, and use of case summaries, quotations, and analysis to explain the law of contract. The seventh edition has been fully updated to include discussion and summaries of key cases including: On consideration and promissory estoppel: Collier v P and MJ Wright (Holdings) Ltd On intention to create legal relations: Wilson v Burnett On implied terms: Attorney-General of Belize v Belize Telecom On Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations: Office of Fair Trading v Abbey National On illegality: Law Commission Consultation Paper No 189, The Illegality Defence: A Consultative Report (2009) On frustration: CTI Group Inc v Transclear SA (The Mary Nour) On Damages: Transfield Shipping v Mercator Shipping (The Achilleas) and Golden Strait Corp v Nippon Yusa Kubishika Kaisha Online Resource Centre * Updates * Web links
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to the study of contract law ; 2. Formation of the contract ; 3. Certainty and completeness ; 4. Consideration ; 5. Promissory estoppel ; 6. Intention to create legal relations ; 7. Express and implied terms ; 8. Classification of terms ; 9. Exemption clauses ; 10. Exemption clauses and the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 ; 11. Unfair Terms in Consumer Contract Regulations 1999 ; 12. Mistake ; 13. Misrepresentation ; 14. Duress and undue influence ; 15. Illegality ; 16. Unconscionability and unfairness ; 17. Capacity ; 18. Privity and third party rights ; 19. Performance and breach ; 20. The doctrine of frustration ; 21. Remedies ; 22. An outline of the law of restitution
Laurence Koffman is Reader in Law at the University of Sussex. He is also Director of Taught Programmes for the Sussex Institute (a School within the University of Sussex, comprising the departments of Law, Education, Social Work and Social Care, and the Centre for Continuing Education). Elizabeth Macdonald is Professor of Law at Swansea University. Within the broad field of contract law she has a special interest in, inter alia exemption clauses, damages, duress, and undue influence.