The Law of Contract
The Core Text Series takes the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing an invaluable and reliable guide for students of law at all levels. Written by leading academics and renowned for their clarity, these concise texts explain the intellectual challenges of each area of thelaw.The Law of Contract provides students with a clear, straightforward, and comprehensive account of the core principles of contract law to enable a sound understanding of the subject. Written by Janet O'Sullivan, Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge, and Jonathan Hilliard, barrister at WilberforceChambers, this text covers all the key topics on LLB and GDL courses and introduces students to current debates in the field.The authors break down complex problems into manageable steps and self-test questions are provided at the end of each chapter to help reinforce learning and aid revision. Students can find answer guidance to these questions as well as additional support for their studies, including author videosdiscussing key cases, additional chapters, updates and web links on the accompanying Online Resource Centre.
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1 General themes and issues
three applications of the general principles
5 Contracts which fail to materialise
6 Consideration and estoppel
8 Terms of the contract I
13 Unconscionable bargains
14 Common mistake
16 Discharge of a contract for breach
other noncompensatory remedies
Additional chapters on the Online Resource Centre
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