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Published: 30 April 2020

544 Pages


ISBN: 9780198853176

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O'Sullivan & Hilliard's The Law of Contract

Ninth Edition

Janet O'Sullivan

Core Texts Series

  • A clear account of the key principles to give students a sound understanding of contract law
  • Concise, user-friendly size and length make this an ideal student text
  • Examples, questions, and summaries throughout enable students to stretch and consolidate their understanding
  • Accompanying online resources include guidance on questions, two additional chapters and web links for students to take their research further
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this Edition:

  • New material in this edition includes several Supreme Court cases such as: MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd [2019] on consideration and oral variation; Wells v Devani [2019] on contract formation, certainty and implied terms; and Morris-Garner v One Step (Support) Ltd [2019] on negotiating damages and contractual remedies generally
  • Cases from the Court of Appeal include: Chudley v Clydesdale Bank [2019] on privity and third party rights; FSHC Group v Glas Trust Corporation [2019] on rectification; First Tower Trustees Ltd v CDS (Superstores International) Ltd [2018] on misrepresentation and contractual estoppel; and Times Travel (UK) Ltd v Pakistan International Airlines Corp [2019] on lawful act duress
  • Also included are a number of exceptionally important first instance decisions, in particular Canary Wharf (BP4) v European Medicines Agency [2019] on frustration in the context of imminent Brexit
  • Expanded coverage of good faith in the context of commercial transactions
  • New coverage also engages with of the ongoing debate on contractual construction, now being debated extra-judicially by Lord Hoffmann and Lord Sumption

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