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Contract : cases and materials

Author: Hugh G Beale; Michael Philip Furmston; W D Bishop
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4. edView all editions and formats

Comprises a selection of cases and materials that illustrate the substantive law, and place it in its legal and commercial context. This casebook demonstrates how the rules work both inside and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh G Beale; Michael Philip Furmston; W D Bishop
ISBN: 040692404X 9780406924049
OCLC Number: 929659997
Description: LVIII, 1256 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: SECTION 1; Introduction; 1. Contracts and contract law; 2. Contract, tort and restitution; 3. The functions of contract law; 4. Economic analysis of contract law; 5. Empirical work; SECTION 2; Enforceable Types of Promise; 6. Consideration; 7. Intention to create legal relations; SECTION 3; Has an agreement been reached?; 8. Offer and acceptance; 9. Uncertainty and incompleteness; 10. Communication mistakes; SECTION 4; Obligations and Risks; 11. Express terms in oral agreements; 12. Contents of written contracts; 13. Inaccurate information and misrepresentation; 14. Gapfilling by interpretation; 15. Implied terms; 16. Discharge by frustration; 17. Expectation mistakes; 18. Discharge by construction; 19. Duties of disclosure; SECTION 5; Remedies; 20. Some preliminary questions; 21. Withholding performance and termination for default; 22. Damages; 23. Literal enforcement; 24. Restitutionary remedies; SECTION 6; Contract Theory; 25. Why are promises binding?; 26. Economic analysis of contract law; 27. The impact of the empirical studies; 28. Critical approaches to contract; 29. Developing the relational contract notion; 30. Fairness and distributive justice; 31. Transformation thesis; SECTION 7; Changing the Bargain; 32. Rescission, variation, waiver and promissory estoppel; 33. Adjustments in longer-term contracts; SECTION 8; Policing the Bargain; 34. Duress; 35. Under pressure and undue influence; 36. Unconscionable bargains; 37. A general principle; 38. Standard form contracts; 39. Exclusion clauses; 40. Unfair terms in consumer contracts; 41. Regulated contracts; SECTION 9; Illegality; 42. Contracts contrary to public policy; 43. Contracts involving the commission of a crime or a tort; 44. Contracts in restraint of trade; SECTION 10; Intermediaries, Third Parties and Assignment; 45. Agency; 46. Privity and the benefit of a contract between others; 47. Subsequent assignment of the benefit of a contract; 48. Privity and burdens; 49. Assignment and the burden of a contract; Appendix; Index
Responsibility: H.G. Beale, W.D. Bishop, M.P. Furmston.


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