Law of Contract

Series
Pearson
Author
Paul Richards  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
14
Language
English
Total pages
976
Pub.-date
April 2019
ISBN13
9781292251486
ISBN
1292251484
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Description

Renowned for its excellent case law coverage and student-friendly approach, this 14th edition of Law of Contract offers a comprehensive, clear and straightforward account of the law making it a must-read if you are studying the LLB or GDL.

Features

  • Short summaries which highlight the legal principles in the text to aid the reader’s understanding of the law and give reference to the leading and most recent cases.
  • Combines a student-friendly approach with thorough coverage of the black letter principles and case law necessary for core contract law modules on the LLB and GDL.
  • Chapter summaries are included at the end of all chapters to highlight key points.
  • Diagrams are included throughout to illustrate complex legal principles
  • Free access to a companion website with additional resources to support your study is available at www.pearsoned.co.uk/richards.

New to this Edition

New to this edition:

●   Short summaries which highlight the legal principles in the text to aid the reader’s understanding of the law and give reference to the leading and most recent cases.

●   An increased number of diagrams to illustrate complex legal principles

●   Coverage of the key developments in the subject, including Supreme Court decisions in Wood v Sureterm Direct Ltd (aka Wood v Capita Insurance Services Ltd) in interpretation of contracts; Ivey v Genting Casinos Ltd (t/a Crockfords Club) [2017] in fraudulent misrepresentation; Steel v NRAM Limited (2018) on the assumption of responsibility in negligent misrepresentation; Morris-Garner v One Step (Support) Ltd [2018] regarding the review of the Wrotham Park and Blake damages; and a summary of issues facing the Law Commission on the consultation of “Electronic
Execution of Documents”.

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

Table of Contents

Preface 

Acknowledgements 

Table of cases 

Table of statutes 

Part 1 The formation of a contract 

1 The evolution and definition of the modern contract 

2 The fact of agreement 

3 Consideration 

4 Intention to create legal relations 

5 Capacity 

6 Formalities 

Part 2 The contents of the contract 

7 The terms of the contract 

8 Exemption clauses 

9 The interpretation of contracts 

Part 3 Factors that vitiate a contract 

10 Misrepresentation 

11 Mistake 

12 Duress, undue influence and inequality of bargaining power 

13 Illegality 

Part 4 Discharge of contracts 

14 Discharge by performance and breach 

15 Discharge by agreement 

16 Discharge by frustration

Part 5 Remedies for breach of contract 

17 The common law remedy of damages 

18 Equitable remedies and limitation of actions 

19 Quasi-contract and the law of restitution 

Part 6 The rights and liabilities of third parties to the contract 

20 Privity of contract: Third parties 

Glossary 

Index

Back Cover

Renowned for its excellent case law coverage and student-friendly approach, Law of Contract offers a comprehensive, clear and straightforward account of the law making it a must-read if you are studying the LLB or GDL.

 

This 14th edition also includes: 

●   Short summaries which highlight the legal principles in the text to aid the reader’s understanding of the law and give reference to the leading and most recent cases.

●   An increased number of diagrams to illustrate complex legal principles

●   Coverage of the key developments in the subject, including Supreme Court decisions in Wood v Sureterm Direct Ltd (aka Wood v Capita Insurance Services Ltd) in interpretation of contracts;Ivey v Genting Casinos Ltd (t/a Crockfords Club) [2017] in fraudulent misrepresentation; Steel v NRAM Limited (2018) on the assumption of responsibility in negligent misrepresentation; Morris-Garner v One Step (Support) Ltd [2018] regarding the review of the Wrotham Park and Blake damages; and a summary of issues facing the Law Commission on the consultation of “Electronic
Execution of Documents”.

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

 

About the author:

Paul Richards has many years of experience as a university academic in contract law, land law and trusts. He was formerly Head of the School of Law at the University of Huddersfield and served as Chief Examiner in the Law of Contract to the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

Author

Paul Richards was formerly Head of the School of Law at the University of Huddersfield. He has had many years of experience as a university academic in contract law, land law and trusts and formerly served as Chief Examiner in the Law of Contract to the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. He has also acted as external examiner at numerous universities and examining bodies in these subjects.