This best-selling textbook by Ewan McKendrick QC provides a clear account of the basic rules of contract law, while also introducing current debates about the nature, scope and functions of the law and discussing wider controversies surrounding the basic doctrines.
Straightforward, engaging and stimulating, Contract Law has been revised and updated to reflect various developments in the law, such as Supreme Court and Privy Council decisions on certainty of terms and remoteness of damage, and the effect of Brexit on long-term premises leases.
It is essential reading for all students taking undergraduate and GDL, CPE or equivalent courses in contract law: ‘Hot topic’ discussion boxes situate learning in the topical, while summaries and exercises at the end of each chapter provide opportunities for measuring progress.
PART I: THE FORMATION AND SCOPE OF A CONTRACT
2. Agreement: Clearing the Ground
3. Offer and Acceptance
4. Certainty and Agreement Mistakes
5. Consideration and Form
6. Intention to Create Legal Relations
7. Third Party Rights
PART II: THE CONTENT OF A CONTRACT
8. What is a Term?
9. The Sources of Contractual Terms
10. The Classification of Contractual Terms
11. Exclusion Clauses
PART III: POLICING THE CONTRACT
12. A Duty to Disclose Material Facts?
14. Common Mistake and Frustration
17. Duress, Undue Influence and Inequality of Bargaining Power
18. Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts
PART IV: PERFORMANCE, DISCHARGE AND REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT
19. Performance and Discharge of the Contract
20. Breach of Contract
21. Damages for Breach of Contract
22. Obtaining an Adequate Remedy