Written by an author with over 35 years' legal teaching experience, Law of Contract is designed to give you the best possible foundation for your study of this complex subject. Bringing clarity and entertainment to an otherwise dry subject area, this book prides itself on adopting a straightforward yet comprehensive approach coupled with a range of features to support your understanding making it the ideal text for LLB or GDL students.
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.
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 Part 3: Factors that vitiate a contract 9 Misrepresentation 10 Mistake 11 Duress, undue influence and inequality of bargaining power 12 Illegality Part 4: Discharge of contracts 13 Discharge by performance and breach 14 Discharge by agreement 15 Discharge by frustration Part 5: Remedies for breach of contract 16 The common law remedy of damages 17 Equitable remedies and limitation of actions 18 Quasi-contract and the law of restitution Part 6: The rights and liabilities of third parties 19 Privity of contract 20 Assignment of contractual rights