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Contract Rules – Decoding English Law encapsulates the general part of the English contract system. For the first time this complex body of law is presented in an accessible and structured form.
Marshalling the legal sources, it arranges the law into 24 parts comprising 198 Articles. Comments and Literature sections for each Article supply references to the leading cases and statutory sources, and to the leading specialist literature.
Article by Article, the judge, lawyer, researcher, foreign advisor, arbitrator, commentator or student can instantly and reliably locate the relevant rule and supporting primary and secondary sources and materials.
Such convenient access to English contract law will be attractive throughout the global commercial world.
‘Professor Andrews […] has written a succinct statement of English contract law and as such this work is an impressive magnum opus […] One might hope that [this book] would form part of the basic library of all lawyers and those engaged in commerce alike.’
Robert Turner, former Senior Master of the Supreme Court (QBD) and Queen’s Remembrancer, in Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly
‘Aiming for succinctness, its rigorous argument and somewhat controversial approach should attract the interest of a wide range of readers, including academics, lawyers, students and legal advisors worldwide.’
Elizabeth Taylor and Phillip Taylor MBE of The Barrister
Part I. General Principles (p. 1)
Part II. Negotiations and Competitive Bidding (p. 16)
Part III. Formation of Contracts (p. 26)
Part IV. Certainty and Formality (p. 44)
Part V. Consideration (p. 53)
Part VI. Intent to Create Legal Relations (p. 58)
Part VII. Illegality and Public Policy (p. 64)
Part VIII. Misrepresentation, Non-Disclosure and Mistake (p. 97)
Part IX. Duress, Undue Influence and Unconscionability (p. 127)
Part X. Third Parties, Co-Parties, Assignment and Guarantees (p. 137)
Part XI. Terms in General (p. 166)
Part XII. Implied Terms (p. 185)
Part XIII. Written Contracts: Interpretation and Rectification (p. 199)
Part XIV. Exclusion Clausules (p. 230)
Part XV. Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts (p. 239)
Part XVI. Variation of Contracts (p. 243)
Part XVII. Termination for Frustration (p. 248)
Part XVIII. Termination of Contracts of Indefinite Duration (p. 264)
Part XIX. Breach and Incomplete Performance (p. 266)
Part XX. Judicial Remedies for Breach of Contract (p. 308)
Part XXI. Deposits (p. 365)
Part XXII. Restitution and Unjust Enrichment (p. 370)
Part XXIII. Set-off (p. 373)
Part XXIV. Limitation of Actions (Prescription of Claims) (p. 381)
Glossary and Definitions of Terms (p. 393)
Index (p. 397)
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