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A Restatement of the English Law of Contract

Andrew Burrows FBA, QC (hon)

January 2016

ISBN: 9780198755555

320 pages
Paperback
234x156mm

In Stock

Price: £34.99

This Restatement presents a distillation of the current state of the general law of contract into a coherent set of succinct rules. Written by an authority in the area, assisted by senior judges, academics, and practitioners, the law is restated in a clear and authoritative manner, demonstrating how the different elements fit together.

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This Restatement presents a distillation of the current state of the general law of contract into a coherent set of succinct rules. Written by an authority in the area, assisted by senior judges, academics, and practitioners, the law is restated in a clear and authoritative manner, demonstrating how the different elements fit together.

  • An accessible introduction to the intricacies of English contract law, succinctly restating complex judge-made law
  • Develops a set of rules and guiding principles, assisting practical application
  • Written by one of the leading authorities in contract law, in collaboration with an expert group of senior judges, legal practitioners, and academics
  • Supported by full commentary explaining the Restatement's provisions and allowing readers to see its application in real and hypothetical cases
  • Provides a clear roadmap to English law for any foreign lawyers undertaking comparative work

About the Author(s)

Andrew Burrows FBA, QC (hon), Professor of the Law of England, University of Oxford, and Fellow of All Souls College

Andrew Burrows, MA, DCL, LLM (Harvard), QC (Hon), FBA, Barrister and Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple, is Professor of the Law of England at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of All Souls College. He sits as a Recorder and is a door tenant at Fountain Court Chambers. Between 1994 and 1999 he served as a Law Commissioner for England and Wales. He is currently President of the Society of Legal Scholars.

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    A Restatement of the English Law of Contract
    Part 1: General
    Part 2: Formation and Variation of Contract
    Part 3: Terms of a Contract
    Part 4: Legislative Control of Exemption Clauses and Unfair Terms
    Part 5: Breach of Contract and Remedies for Breach
    Part 6: Frustration of Contract
    Part 7: Factors Rendering a Contract Defective
    Part 8: Privity of Contract and Third Parties
    Commentary

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