Journals Higher Education



05 July 2012

632 Pages

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780199644841

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Contract Law

Fourth Edition

Mindy Chen-Wishart

  • Presents contract law in a visually appealing manner with numerous diagrams, flowcharts, and tables to help explain the complexities of the subject and bring it to life
  • Counterpoint and reflection boxes encourage students to reflect on their reading and fully consider possible alternatives
  • Questions are listed at the end of each chapter and encourage students to assess their understanding and prepare for their revision
  • Provides full coverage of the major debates, and explores the main criticisms of the current law and possibilities for reform
  • The Online Resource Centre provides a wealth of resources including updates, web links, guidance on answering the questions posed in the book, each chapter in essence, a test bank, and PowerPoint presentations with audio, that demonstrate how the diagrams in the book come together
  • The new edition incorporates a review of the progress towards a European contract law, and discussion of the Scottish Law Commission's Discussion Paper on Interpretation of Contract
  • Fully updated to include examination of key cases such as: Dysart Timbers Limited v Roderick William Nielsen (on lapse of offer on the occurrence of a radical change to the basis of the offer); RTS Flexible Systems Ltd v Molkerei Alois Muller GMBH and Benourad v Compass Group plc (on when parties have waived their stipulation that their agreement be 'subject to contract'); Radmacher v Granatino (on the enforceability of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements); Springwell Navigation Corporation v JP Morgan and AXA Sun Life Services v Campbell Martinon (on exemptions of liability for misrepresentations); Borrelli, Cornforth Hill, Christensen (Liquidators) v James Ting (on lawful act duress); and Mediterranean Salvage v Seamar Trading (The Reborn) and Inta Navigation v Ranch Investments (on the reception of Lord Hoffmann's construction approach to implied terms)
  • The author has comprehensively reviewed each part of the book to ensure the explanations and diagrams are even clearer for first year undergraduates

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