Journals Higher Education



23 May 2012

544 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199644803

Bookseller Code (06)

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The Law of Contract

Fifth Edition

Janet O'Sullivan and Jonathan Hilliard

  • Covers the core principles of contract law in a straightforward and highly readable manner, giving students a sound understanding of the nature and scope of the subject
  • Introduces key academic debates, encouraging students to consider whether existing legal rules are correct and justifiable
  • Students are motivated to reflect upon their reading through the inclusion of self-test questions, and are encouraged to build upon this knowledge using the texts listed as further reading
  • An Online Resource Centre enables students to keep informed about changes in the law through regular updates and weblinks to key materials. It also includes guidance on answering the questions in the book, and two additional chapters, on incapacity and illegality & public policy
  • The fifth edition has been fully updated to include important new cases, including: Oceanbulk Shipping & Trading SA v TMT Asia Ltd and others (2010) and Rainy Sky SA and others v Kookmin Bank (2010) (contractual construction); Durham Tees Valley Airport Ltd v Bmibaby Ltd (2010) (certainty and damages); Supershield Ltd v Siemens Building Technologies FE Ltd (2010) (remoteness of damage); Springwell Navigation Corporation v JP Morgan Chase Bank (2010) and AXA Sun Life Services plc v Campbell Martin Ltd (2011) (exclusion of liability for misrepresentation); RTS Flexible Systems Ltd v Molkerei Alois Muller GmBH (2010) ('subject to contract' wording and contracts that fail to materialise), Vercoe v Rutland Fund Management (2010) and Pell Frischmann Engineering Ltd v Bow Valley Iran Ltd (2009) (restitutionary and reasonable fee remedies for breach of contract)
  • Significant EU-inspired developments in the law of contract are now introduced in the first chapter
  • Contract formation and other contractual issues in the modern world of electronic and online transactions are dealt with in more detail throughout the new edition

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