Significantly streamlined and updated, the second edition of Andrews' Contract Law now provides a clear and succinct examination of all of the topics in the contract law curriculum. Chapters direct students to the most important decisions in case law and employ a two-level structure to integrate short judicial excerpts into detailed discussion and analysis. Exploration of the law's 'loose ends' strengthens students' ability to effectively analyse case law, and new end-of-chapter questions, which focus on both core aspects of the law and interesting legal loopholes, assist students in preparing for exams. Students are guided through chapter material by concise chapter overviews and a two-colour text design that highlights important chapter elements. Suggestions for further reading and a rich bibliography, which point readers to important pieces of contemporary literature and provide a springboard for deeper investigation of particular topics, lend further support for student learning.
Neil Andrews is a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge. He is an experienced contract law teacher and scholar and has published widely.
Part I. Introduction: 1. Main features of contract law; Part II. Formation: 2. The pre-contractual phase; 3. Offer and acceptance; 4. Certainty; Part III. Consideration and Intent to Create Legal Relations: 5. Consideration and estoppel; 6. Intent to create legal relations; Part IV. Third Parties and Assignment: 7. Third parties; 8. Assignment; Part V. Vitiating Elements: 9. Misrepresentation; 10. Mistake; 11. Duress, undue influence and unconscionability; Part VI. Terms and Interpretation: 12. Terms in general; 13. Implied terms; 14. Interpretation and rectification of written contracts; 15. Exclusion clauses and 'unfair terms'; Part VII. Breakdown and Liability: 16. Frustration; 17. Breach and performance; Part VIII. Remedies for Breach: 18. Judicial remedies for breach of contract; 19. Consensual remedies for breach of contract: liquidated damages and deposits; Part IX. Illegality and Public Policy: 20. The illegality doctrine; Part X. The Future: 21. The 'good faith' debate; 22. Codification; 23. International and European 'soft law' codes: lessons for English law?