Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 November 2020

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780198869856

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A new practitioner law publication

A Restatement of the English Law of Contract

Second Edition

Andrew Burrows

  • 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 a full commentary explaining the Restatement's provisions and allowing readers to see its applications in real and hypothetical cases
  • Provides a clear roadmap to English law for any foreign lawyers undertaking comparative work

New to this Edition:

  • Over 30 new cases and legislative provisions have been added to this updated edition
  • Covers new developments from the Supreme Court including the decisions reached in Patel v Mirza, which laid down the correct approach to the defence of legality, and Morris-Garner v One Step (Support) Ltd, which made clear that 'Wrotham Park damages' are compensatory and are an exceptional type of damage available in two types of cases only
  • Includes new Court of Appeals decisions such as FSHC Group Holdings Ltd v GLAS Trust Corp Ltd, which restored the conventional approach to rectification for common mistake

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