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Contract Law and Contract Practice : Bridging the Gap Between Legal Reasoning and Commercial Expectation.

Author: Catherine Mitchell
Publisher: Oxford : Hart Publishing Limited, 2013.
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Departing from the literature on contract law and commercial expectations, this book moves contract law beyond a simple dichotomy between contextualist and formalist legal reasoning, to a responsive approach to the regulation of commercial agreements.
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Mitchell, Catherine.
Contract Law and Contract Practice : Bridging the Gap Between Legal Reasoning and Commercial Expectation.
Oxford : Hart Publishing Limited, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Mitchell
ISBN: 9781782253129 1782253122
OCLC Number: 874320992
Description: 1 online resource (309 pages)
Contents: Cover; Preliminary Pages; Preface; Contents; Table of Cases; Table of Legislation; 1. Introdution: The Relationship between Contract Law and Commercial Expectations; Contexts and Background; Specific Lines of Enquiry; Commercial Agreements, Contracts and Contract Law; 2. Understanding Commercial Expectations; What Does an Appeal to Commercial Expectations Mean?; Why Do Commercial Expectations Matter?; Normative Derivation of Commercial Expectations; Changes in Contracting Practice; Conclusion; 3. The Contours and Sources of Commercial Expectations. Empirical Studies of Commercial Contracting BehaviourNorms of the Business Relationship; The Role of the Trust in the Business Relationship; Conclusion; 4. Current Contract Law and Commercial Expectations; Tensions between Law and Commercial Contracting Behaviour; Contracts and their Contents; Conclusion; 5. Commercial Expectations and Theories of Contract Law; Distinguishing Rights-based and Efficiency Accounts of Promising; Promissory Theories; Economic Analysis of Contract; A Variable Approach?; Conclusion; 6. The Relational Theory of Contract. Characteristics of Relational Analysis of ContractsEssential Contract Method: Macneil's Common Contract Norms; Significance for the Law of Contract; Conclusion; 7. Commercial Expectations and Legal Capacity; Relationalism, Contract Law Rules and Common Law Method; Objectivity; Legal Commitment to the Written Agreement; The Litigation Process; Transformation and Legalisation of Norms; Judicial Expertise and Error; Path Dependency and the Characteristics of Legal Regulation; Conclusion; 8. Conclusion: Aligning Contract Law and Commercial Expectations. The Binary Divide of Formalism and ContextualismMethods of Effecting a Relationally Constituted Contract Law; Contextual Interpretation; Contracting In or Contracting Out of Contextualism?; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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Mitchell's book is a very valuable contribution to our understanding of and thinking about relational contract theory...Her book deserves to be read by every serious student of contract law. -- Hugh Read more...

 
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