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Published: 18 May 2021

536 Pages

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780198853503

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JC Smith's The Law of Contract

Third Edition

Paul S. Davies

  • Key points begin each chapter and outline the main concepts and ideas covered. These provide a helpful signpost to what students can expect to learn, and a list of topics to aid revision
  • Judicial rationale behind key cases is clearly explained, helping students understand how the law develops
  • The uniquely clear structure with many short chapters, each broken down under numerous headings, makes it easy for students to understand and follow
  • Over 30 author videos provide overviews of key topics and concepts
  • Each chapter ends with either an essay or problem-based question designed to help students practise exam/essay technique. The author has also written guidance on how to answer these questions and a number of essay attempts from real students have been 'marked' by the author to give students further insights into what markers are looking for
  • Topics within the book are accompanied by interactive self-test questions, which provide instant feedback on answers, as well as section references to help students focus on the areas that need further study
  • Selected recommendations for further reading are included to provide a foundation for independent research
  • Also available as an e-book enhanced with self-assessment activities and multi-media content to offer a fully immersive experience and extra learning support

New to this Edition:

  • Expanded analysis of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) 1999 Act
  • New coverage of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, and recent academic commentary
  • Key new cases for this edition include:
  • Wells v Devani [2019] (on formation of contracts, certainty, interpretation and implied terms)
  • Simantob v Shavleyan [2019] (on consideration)
  • Chudley v Clydesdale Bank Plc [2019] (on the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999)
  • FSHC Group Holdings Ltd v Glas Trust Corporation Ltd [2019] (on rectification)
  • Bates v Post Office Ltd (No 3: Common Issues) [2019] (on control of contractual discretions and good faith)
  • Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Ltd v European Medicines Agency [2019] (on frustration)
  • Classic Maritime Inc v Limbungan Makmur Sdn Bhd [2019] (on frustration and damages)

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