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Published: 18 July 2019

712 Pages


ISBN: 9780198816980

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Poole's Textbook on Contract Law

Fourteenth Edition

Robert Merkin QC and Séverine Saintier

  • Provides a clear and wide-ranging introduction to contract law which maps well onto undergraduate and GDL courses
  • Presents the information in a straightforward style, allowing students to gain a sound understanding of the main issues, while also addressing some of the complexities of contract law, to encourage a fuller appreciation of the subject
  • Each chapter includes summaries, questions, examples, and a guide to further reading, allowing students to check their understanding and to conduct efficient and well-directed further study
  • Supported by online resources that provide a bank of multiple choice questions and guidance on answering problem questions
  • Suitable for use as a stand-alone textbook, or in conjunction with Poole's Casebook on Contract Law, making it an essential resource for students

New to this Edition:

  • Strengthened the discussion of the impact of good faith especially in relation to the nascent recognition of relational contracts following Sheikh Tahnoon Al Nehayan v Ioannis Kent [2018]
  • Discussion of the impact of MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd [2018] on the area of consideration
  • New coverage of No Oral Variation clauses (NOM) following Rock Advertising Ltd v Business Exchange Centres Ltd [2018]
  • A substantially redeveloped illegality chapter following Patel v Mirza [2016]
  • A redeveloped chapter on interpretation of contract to accommodate key Supreme Court decisions including Wood v Capita Insurance Services Ltd [2017]
  • Substantial rewrite on the topic of remedies to accommodate the impact of Morris-Garner v One Step (Support) Ltd [2018] on the Attorney General v Blake principle
  • Clarification on the rule on wasted expenditure following Globalia Business Travel SAU of Spain v Fulton Shipping Inc of Panama [2017] on what happens for a benefit received
  • Other important new cases include MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co. SA v Cottonex Anstalt [2016] on breach; Goodlife Foods Limited v Hall Fire Protection Limited [2018]; and Hayward v Zurich Insurance Co. plc [2016] on fraudulent misrepresentation and damages in the light of s. 3 Misrepresentation Act 67 with First Tower Trustees Ltd v CDS (Superstores International) Ltd [2018]

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