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Contract law in Hong Kong

Author: Michael J Fisher; Desmond G Greenwood
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covers the basic contract concepts in a reader-friendly style, which makes ample use of case illustration. This book focuses on what makes Hong Kong law different from other common law jurisdictions.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Cases
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Fisher; Desmond G Greenwood
ISBN: 9789622098657 9622098657
OCLC Number: 154686146
Description: xxxiii, 430 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Nature of Contract Law --
Overview --
What Contract Is --
The Function of Contract Law --
Sources of Hong Kong Contract Law --
Overview --
Hong Kong Contract Law before 1997 --
The Effect of the "Handover" and the Basic Law: Hong Kong's Present System --
The Declaratory Theory of Judicial Precedent --
The Continuing Influence of English h Law in Practice --
Agreement --
Overview --
The Significance of Agreement --
The Requirement of Offer and Acceptance --
Offer Distinguished from Invitation to Treat --
The Nature of Acceptance --
Communication of Acceptance --
Acceptance in Ignorance of the Offer --
Termination of Offer --
Certainty of Agreement --
Consideration --
Overview --
The Nature of Consideration --
Past Consideration --
Consideration Must Move from the Promisee --
Sufficiency of Consideration --
Performance of Existing Duty --
Part-payment of a Debt --
Promissory Estoppel --
The Need for the Doctrine --
Intention to Create Legal Relations --
Overview --
Is Intention Necessary? --
Domestic and Social Arrangements --
Commercial Arrangements --
Contractual Capacity --
Overview --
Drunkenness and Mental Incapacity --
Corporations --
Minors (Infants) --
Formality --
Overview --
The General Rule --
Contracts under Seal --
Contracts in Writing or Evidenced in Writing --
Contractual Terms --
Overview --
Representations and Terms --
Written Contracts: The Parol Evidence Rule --
Implied Terms --
Classification of Terms: Conditions, Warranties and Innominate Terms --
Exemption Clauses --
Misrepresentation --
Overview --
The Scope of Misrepresentation --
Rescission for Misrepresentation --
Damages for Misrepresentation --
Contributory Negligence --
Exemption of Liability for Misrepresentation --
Mistake --
Overview --
Is a Doctrine of Mistake Necessary? --
Types of Mistake --
Common Mistake --
Mutual Mistake --
Unilateral Mistake --
Rectification of Written Documents --
Non Est Factum --
Proposals for Reform --
Duress and Undue Influence --
Overview --
Duress --
Undue Influence --
Unconscionability --
Overview --
Statutory Unconscionability in Hong Kong --
Unconscionability at Common Law --
Illegal Contracts --
Overview --
Types of Illegal Contracts --
Gambling Contracts --
The Effects of Illegality --
Contracts in Restraint of Trade --
Termination of contracts --
Overview --
Termination by Agreement --
Termination by Performance --
Termination by Breach --
Termination by Frustration --
Remedies for Breach of Contract --
Overview --
Damages --
Equitable Remedies --
Limitation of Actions --
Privity of Contract --
Overview --
The Doctrine of Privity of Contract --
Third Party Benefits --
Third Party Burdens --
The Relationship with Consideration --
Proposals for Reform --
Glossary of Terms --
Important Contract Legislation: English and Hong Kong Equivalents --
Limitation Periods: English and Hong Kong Equivalents.
Responsibility: Michael J. Fisher, Desmond G. Greenwood.

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