Contract Law Directions is written in an informal and engaging style with an emphasis on explaining the key topics covered on contract law courses with clarity. No previous knowledge is assumed, making this an ideal text for those encountering contract law for the first time.
Contract Law Directions is written in an informal and engaging style with an emphasis on explaining the key topics covered on contract law courses with clarity. No previous knowledge is assumed, making this the ideal text for those encountering contract law for the first time. Logically structured in four parts and designed to reflect the content of undergraduate contract law courses, this book provides clear coverage of all the main topics likely to be encountered by undergraduate law students. Topics are illustrated using examples and cases that relate to real life experiences to provide students with a grounded understanding of contract law. Useful features such as diagrams and flowcharts are presented in a fresh colour design and the many headings guide the reader's progress through the subject. The second edition has been fully revised and updated to include all developments and key cases since the publication of the first edition, particularly with relation to damages, exclusion clauses and undue influence. It also features expanded material relating to performance and breach of contract, with an overview of this material and where it can be found in the book.; Online Resource Centre The book is accompanied by an innovative online resource centre offering several resources to support teaching and learning. Lecturers can track student progress using an online bank of 200 multiple choice questions offering immediate answers and feedback that can be customised and loaded on to the university's VLE. They can also access electronic versions of diagrams from the book which can be used in lectures and teaching. Resources for students include guidance on answering end-of-chapter questions, an interactive glossary to test knowledge of key terms, web-links and regular updates to legislation and case-law.
1. Introduction; PART ONE: CREATION OF OBLIGATIONS; 2. Agreement; 3. Certainty and the intention to create legal relations; 4. Consideration and estoppel; PART TWO: CONTENTS AND BORDERS; 5. Contents of the contract; 6. Exemption clauses; 7. Misrepresentation; PART THREE: DEFECTS; 8. Mistake; 9. Duress, undue influence and unconscionable bargains; PART FOUR: FINISHING AND ENFORCING OBLIGATIONS; 10. Frustration; 11. Performance and breach of contract; 12. Damages; 13. Specific remedies; 14. Privity and the interests of third parties