Written by an author with over 35 years’ legal teaching experience, Law of Contract is designed to give you the best possible foundation for your study of this complex subject. Bringing clarity and entertainment to an otherwise dry subject area, this book prides itself on adopting a straightforward yet comprehensive approach coupled with a range of features to support your understanding making it the ideal text for LLB or GDL students.
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· Renowned for combining a student-friendly approach with thorough coverage of the black letter principles and case law
· Summaries of key cases, supported by key extracts from judgments where appropriate, are included throughout
· Learning objectives, chapter summaries and further reading suggestions are also included throughout to aid student learning and understanding
· Key debates are highlighted in selected chapters to encourage you to think more critically around contentious areas
New to This Edition
· Includes extensive discussion of the Consumer Rights Act 2015
· Chapters 7 (implied terms) and 8 (misrepresentation) extensively rewritten to reflect the changes in consumer contracts resulting from the Consumer Rights Act 2015
· Full coverage of recent important caselaw decisions, including:
o Marks and Spencer plc v BNP Baribas Securities Services Trust Co (Jersey) Ltd  UKSC 72 on implied terms;
o Parkingeye Ltd v Beavis  UKSC 67on unfair terms;
o Hayward v Zurich Insurance Co plc  UKSC 48 and Versloot Dredging BV v HI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG  UKSC 45on misrepresentation; and
o Salt v Stratstone Specialist Ltd (t/a Stratstone Cadillac Newcastle)  EWCA Civ 745 on recission.
· Key debates are highlighted in selected chapters to encourage you to think more critically around important areas or decisions.
Table of Contents
Part 1: The formation of a contract
1. The evolution and definition of the modern contract
2. The fact of agreement
4. Intention to create legal relations
Part 2: The contents of the contract
7. The terms of the contract
8. Exemption clauses
Part 3: Factors that vitiate a contract
11 Duress, undue influence and inequality of bargaining power
Part 4: Discharge of contracts
13 Discharge by performance and breach
14 Discharge by agreement
15 Discharge by frustration
Part 5: Remedies for breach of contract
16 The common law remedy of damages
17 Equitable remedies and limitation of actions
18 Quasi-contract and the law of restitution
Part 6: The rights and liabilities of third parties
19 Privity of contract
20 Assignment of contractual rights
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About the Author(s)
Paul Richards was formerly Head of the School of Law at the University of Huddersfield. He has had many years of experience as a university academic in contract law, land law and trusts and formerly served as Chief Examiner in the Law of Contract to the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. He has also acted as external examiner at numerous universities and examining bodies in these subjects.