This casebook comprises a wide selection of cases and materials to illustrate the law, and place it within its legal and commercial context. The cases and relevant statutes are illuminated with insightful author commentary, as the authors highlight difficulties and complexities in the law, encouraging students to take their understanding to a deeper level.
This fifth edition is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre featuring annual updates and web links.
Online Resource Centre
- Annual updates
- Web links
Hugh G Beale, Barrister, is a Commercial Law and Common Law Commissioner at the Law Commission for England and Wales. He was Professor of Law at the University of Warwick between 1987 and 2000. He was called to the Bar in 1971. W D Bishop is Vice President of CRA International. He has held academic posts in the London School of Economics, Oxford, and at universities in Canada, Australia, and the United States of America. Dr Bishop was an economic advisor to the UK Government, Department of Trade and Industry, on aspects of the UK Competition Act (1997-98). Michael P Furmston is Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. He is the author of Cheshire, Fifoot and Furmston's Law of Contract. He was called to the Bar at Gray's Inn in 1960 and has been a Bencher of Gray's Inn since 1989.
1. INTRODUCTION; 2. ENFORCEABLE TYPES OF PROMISE; 3. HAS AN AGREEMENT BEEN REACHED?; 4. OBLIGATIONS; 5. REMEDIES; 6. CONTRACT THEORY; 7. CHANGING THE BARGAIN; 8. POLICING THE BARGAIN; 9. ILLEGALITY; 10. INTERMEDIARIES, THIRD PARTIES AND ASSIGNMENT