A Casebook on Contract (5th Revised edition)

A Casebook on Contract (5th Revised edition)

By: Andrew Burrows (author)Paperback

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This is the fifth, fully updated, edition of Professor Burrows' casebook, offering law students the ideal way to discover and understand contract law through reading highlights from the leading cases. Designed to be used either on its own or to supplement a contract law textbook, this book covers the undergraduate contract law course in a series of clearly presented and carefully structured chapters. The author provides an expert introduction to each topic and his succinct notes and questions seek to guide students to a proper understanding of the cases. The relevant statutes are also set out along with a principled analysis of them. In addition to cross-references to further discussion in the leading textbooks, an innovative feature is the summary of leading academic articles in each chapter. The book is designed not to overwhelm students by its length but covers all aspects of the law of contract most commonly found in the undergraduate curriculum. Praise for PREVIOUS EDITIONS Professor Burrows' A Casebook on Contract provides everything you want in a case book: a stimulating, thought-provoking and up to date account of contract law. It combines both fantastic academic commentary and superbly selected materials making it simply one of the best contract law casebooks. Student Law Journal 2013 Excellent update. Continues to be the best Text, Cases and Materials volume out there. Jeremias Prassl, St John's College, Oxford The most up-to-date text. Student friendly...Excellent coverage of the case law. Dr Benjamin Andoh, Southampton Solent University, Law School An outstanding casebook: concise extracts that capture all relevant aspects, clear and helpful comments, and up-to-date and well-selected suggestions for further reading. Florian Wagner Von Papp, University College London Probably the best and most straightforward text, with very good commentary and overview of further reading. Ewan McGaughey, King's College, London ...simply excellent, as it has case comments and insightful questions...to work out tutorial problems Burrows is essential. Anca Chirita, Durham Law School Clear, comprehensive, incisive and up-to-date. Professor Joshua Getzler, St Hugh's College, Oxford

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Andrew Burrows, MA, DCL, LLM (Harvard), QC (Hon), FBA, Barrister and Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple is Professor of the Law of England in the University of Oxford and a Fellow of All Souls College. He has been a Law Commissioner for England and Wales, a lecturer at the University of Manchester and Professor at University College, London. He is a Recorder, a Door Tenant of Fountain Court Chambers, London, and is currently President of the Society of Legal Scholars. His other books include Remedies for Torts and Breach of Contract, The Law of Restitution, and Understanding the Law of Obligations. He is a joint author of Anson' s Law of Contract, the general editor of English Private Law and an editor of Chitty on Contracts and Clerk and Lindsell on Torts.


PART ONE: THE FORMATION OF A CONTRACT 1. OFFER AND ACCEPTANCE 1. Introduction 2. Offers and Invitations to Treat 3. Acceptance 4. Termination of an Offer 5. Problematic Offer And Acceptance 2. CERTAINTY AND INTENTION TO CREATE LEGAL RELATIONS 1. Certainty 2. Intention to Create Legal Relations 3. CONSIDERATION AND PROMISSORY ESTOPPEL 1. Consideration 2. Promissory Estoppel PART TWO: THE TERMS OF A CONTRACT 4. IDENTIFYING THE TERMS 1. Terms or Mere Representations? 2. Incorporation of a Party's Written Terms 3. Implied Terms 5. INTERPRETING THE TERMS 1. The Modern Approach to Construction 2. Construction of Exemption Clauses 6. STATUTORY CONTROL OF EXEMPTION CLAUSES AND UNFAIR TERMS 1. The Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 2. The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (Part 2 Etc) PART THREE: REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT 7. TERMINATION 1. The Meaning of Termination for Breach 2. Conditions, Warranties and Innominate Terms 3. Termination Clauses 4. Anticipatory Breach 5. Restitution after Termination for Breach 6. Consumer Contracts for Goods (or Digital Content) 8. DAMAGES 1. Compensatory Damages 2. Restitutionary Damages/An Account of Profits 3. Agreed/Liquidated Damages and Penalties 9. DIRECT ENFORCEMENT 1. The Award of an Agreed Sum 2. Specific Performance 3. Injunctions PART FOUR: PRIVITY OF CONTRACT AND THIRD PARTY RIGHTS 10. PRIVITY OF CONTRACT AND THIRD PARTY RIGHTS 1. Introduction 2. Four Cases Establishing or Confirming the Privity Doctrine (on its Benefit Side) 3. Exceptions to Privity (on its Benefit Side) 4. The Promisee's Remedies in a Contract Made for the Benefit of a Third Party 5. The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 6. Exceptions to the Privity Doctrine on its Burden Side PART FIVE: FACTORS ALLOWING ESCAPE FROM A CONTRACT 11. MISREPRESENTATION 1. Requirements of Misrepresentation 2. Rescission for Misrepresentation 3. Damages for Misrepresentation 4. Exemption of Liability for Misrepresentation: Misrepresentation Act 1967, Section 3 12. MISTAKE 1. Unilateral Mistake 2. Common Mistake 13. FRUSTRATION 1. The Early Approach of Absolute Liability 2. The Kinds of Events that Amount to Frustration 3. Factors Excluding Frustration 4. The Juristic Basis of Frustration 5. The Effects of Frustration 6. The Relationship Between Common Mistake and Frustration 14. DURESS 1. Duress of the Person 2. Economic Duress 15. UNDUE INFLUENCE AND EXPLOITATION OF WEAKNESS 1. Undue Influence 2. Exploitation of Weakness

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  • publication date: 30/09/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781509907700
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 936
  • ID: 9781509907700
  • weight: 1415
  • ISBN10: 150990770X
  • edition: 5th Revised edition

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