Elliott & Quinn's Contract Law

Series
Pearson
Author
Catherine Elliott / Frances Quinn  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
12
Language
English
Total pages
400
Pub.-date
April 2019
ISBN13
9781292251400
ISBN
1292251409
Related Titles



Description

 

Elliott & Quinn’s Contract Law is the number one choice for law students looking for a contract law textbook which:

 

*Explains the fundamental legal principles in this area in clear, straightforward language but without compromising on academic rigour.

*Provides succinct case summaries illustrating the key facts and the legal principles arising from core cases.

*Illustrates the legal issues behind high profile news stories setting the law in its real-world context.

 

Features

 

  • The authors’ trademark clarity of writing combines with complete coverage of the key topics, case law and statutes needed for required for any programme where a strong understanding of contract law is required.
  • Areas of academic debate, criticisms of the current law and reform options are highlighted throughout the text to encourage you to analyse and develop your own views on the more controversial areas of contract law.
  • Key case boxes throughout help you to identify and understand the legal principles developed from leading case law.
  • A new ‘The Bigger Picture’ feature highlights the legal issues behind high profile new stories setting the law in its real-world context.
  • Essay and problem questions, with answer guidance available online, help you practice answering exam style questions.
  • A free companion website is also available at www.pearsoned.co.uk/elliottquinn providing further materials to support you in your study and revision.

 

New to this Edition

 

Fully updated with all the latest legal developments in contract law, this 12th edition also includes:

 

  • A new ‘The Bigger Picture’ feature which highlights the legal issues behind high profile news stories, helping you to see the real-world application of the law.
  • New essay and problem questions, with answer guidance also available online to support your revision.
  • Revamped, checklist-style end of chapter summaries, for easy revision.
  • Free access to a companion website with additional resources to support your study, available at www.pearsoned.co.uk/elliottquinn.

 

Table of Contents

Preface 

Acknowledgements 

Table of cases 

Table of statutes 

Table of statutory instruments 

Table of EU legislation 

Introduction 

Part 1 The formation of a contract 

1 Offer and acceptance 

2 Certainty 

3 Intention to create legal relations 

4 Capacity 

5 Formalities 

6 Consideration 

Part 2 The contents of a contract 

7 Terms of the contract 

8 Unfair contract terms 

Part 3 Vitiating factors 

9 Misrepresentation 

10 Mistake 

11 Illegality 

12 Duress and undue influence 

Part 4 Third parties 

13 Third parties 

Part 5 discharge and remedies 

14 Discharge of contract 

15 Remedies 

Part 6 Consumer protection 

16 Consumer contracts 

Answering examination questions 

Glossary 

Index

Back Cover

 

 

What do you need from your Contract Law textbook?

 

*Straightforward coverage of the fundamental legal principles written by an author team known for making the subject easy to understand without compromising on academic rigour. 

*Succinct coverage of all key cases and their principles and implications, and the opportunity to practise applying these to exam-style questions.

*An understanding of how the law operates in the real world and an overview of future reform options to help you develop your own views on the effectiveness of the current laws.

 

With Elliott & Quinn’s Contract Law you get all of this, and much more.

 

This 12th edition also includes:

·    A new ‘The Bigger Picture’ feature which highlights the legal issues behind high profile news stories, helping you to see the real-world application of the law.

·    New essay and problem questions, with answer guidance available online to support your revision.

·    Revamped, checklist-style end of chapter summaries, for easy revision.

·    Free access to a companion website with additional resources to support your study, available at www.pearsoned.co.uk/elliottquinn.

 

About the authors:

 

The late Catherine Elliott (LLB, DEA) was a qualified barrister and experienced university lecturer, who wrote extensively in the field of law.


 

Frances Quinn (LLB) is an award-winning journalist with a particular interest in, and experience of, the law.

 

Consultant editor

 

Stephen Bunbury is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Westminster.

 

Author

Frances Quinn (LLB) is an award-winning journalist with a particular interest in, and experience of, the law.

 

The late Catherine Elliott (LLB, DEA) was a qualified barrister and experienced university lecturer, who wrote extensively in the field of law.