Commercial Contracts: A Practical Guide to Deals, Contracts, Agreements and Promises

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Kogan Page Publishers, 1999 - Commercial documents - 246 pages
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The law of contract is the legal framework within which all business activity is conducted. It is vital for those in business to understand its basic principles and their commercial implications. Many businesses, however, evidently still believe that in the absence of a signed document no contract can exist, and may routinely sign documents that contain small print.Commercial Contracts provides an accessible guide to the basic principles of contract law and places them clearly and concisely in their commercial context. Using real examples, two practicing lawyers introduce English contract law, assuming no prior knowledge of the subject. They highlight areas where practical problems arise and examine possible solutions, with the aim of showing not only how to recognize these problems but how to deal with them in practice.
  

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Contents

Parties
17
Entering into a contract
37
The terms of a contract
71
Standard terms and conditions
101
The interpretation of a contract
123
Performance and nonperformance
143
Legal remedies for breach of contract
158
The shadow of litigation and insolvency
184
Invalid contracts
205
The involvement of third parties
221
the broader picture
231
Index
240
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Chris Thorpe has his own law practice and specializes in oil and gas. John Bailey is a partner in private practice where he specializes in commercial and corporate law.

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