JC Smith's the Law of Contract

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Oxford University Press, 2018 - Contracts - 480 pages
With a strong focus on helping students understand and apply case law, JC Smith's The Law of Contract guides the reader through the intricacies of contract law in an accessible way. A modern revision of the classic text, the author ensures students are provided with expert analysis and clarity, with key cases clearly signposted throughout. The clear structure of the text assists student preparation for assignments and exams through the problem and essay based questions and further reading suggestions at the end of each chapter.

The accompanying online resources support student learning with:
-Guidance on answering the questions in the text
-Links to key cases
-Multiple choice questions
-Example essays from real students with annotations from the author

All this ensures that students have the complete package they need to excel on contract law courses.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction and fundamental themes
1
2 Objectivity in contract law
12
3 Formation of bilateral contracts
21
4 Formation of unilateral contracts
41
5 Contract as an agreement
48
6 Identity of offeror and offeree
60
7 Consideration and promissory estoppel
73
8 Intention to create lega lrelations
102
18 Undue influence
264
19 Unconscionable bargains and inequality of bargaining power
277
20 Good faith
285
21 Capacity
295
22 Illegality and restraint of trade
304
contracts void for failureof a basic contractual assumption
322
contracts discharged for failure of a basic contractual assumption
336
25 Conditions warranties and innominate terms
357

9 Contracts requiring writing
110
10 Third parties
118
11 Identifying the terms of a contract
142
12 Interpretation
159
13 Implication
177
14 Rectification
189
15 The control of exclusion clauses and unfair terms
199
16 Misrepresentation
227
17 Duress
254
26 Anticipatory breach of contract
376
27 Compensatory damages
385
28 Agreed remedies
420
29 Remedies beyond compensatory damages
439
Glossary
465
Index
469
Series page
482
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Paul S. Davies, Professor of Commercial Law, UCL

Paul S. Davies is Professor of Commercial Law at UCL, teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Paul was previously an Associate Professor in Law at the University of Oxford, and Fellow and Tutor in Law at St Catherine's College, Oxford. In 2015 Paul won a Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship awarded by the Society of Legal Scholars for his book Accessory Liability (Hart Studies in Private Law: Hart Publishing, 2015). Paul is also a Barrister of Lincoln's Inn and an Associate Member of Maitland Chambers.

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