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Published: 06 May 2020

816 Pages


ISBN: 9780198829973

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Anson's Law of Contract

Thirty-first edition

Jack Beatson FBA, Andrew Burrows FBA, QC (Hon), and John Cartwright

  • A classic of contract law, Anson's Law of Contract has been a seminal text for generations of contract law students, practitioners, and academics
  • Provides comprehensive, authoritative analysis of the principles of the subject, with clear exposition of the key considerations underlying contract interpretation, helping students to understand complex concepts
  • Written by three of the foremost experts in the field, collectively experienced in research, teaching, and practice, lending academic and scholarly weight to this text
  • Provides exceptional clarity with content broken down into manageable sections and headings to make the text approachable for students new to the subject

New to this Edition:

  • New material in this edition includes 12 Supreme Court cases, more than 15 decisions of the Court of Appeal, and a number of significant High Court decisions. The new cases include FSHC Group Holdings Ltd v Glas Trust Corp Ltd [2019] (the (subjective) test for rectification); Times Travel (UK) Ltd v Pakistan International Airlines Corp [2019] ('lawful act' duress); First Tower Trustees Ltd v CDS (Superstores International) Ltd [2018] (no representation and no reliance clauses); Sheikh Tahnoon Al Nehayan v Kent [2018] and Bates v Post Office [2019] (both on an implied term of good faith); and Wood v Capita Insurance Services Ltd [2017] (interpretation).
  • Substantially redeveloped coverage of illegality following the new approach laid down by the Supreme Court in Patel v Mirza [2016]; coverage also takes into account the Court of Appeal's decision in Okedina v Chikale [2019] (no statutory illegality defence) and the Supreme Court's decision in Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd [2019] (severance in the context of contracts in restraint of trade)
  • A new section on no oral variation clauses has been included in the chapter on form to cover the Supreme Courts decision in MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd [2018]; and a new section on negotiating damages has been included in the chapter on damages to cover the Supreme Court's decision in Morris-Garner v One Step (Support) Ltd [2018].

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