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Published: 02 March 2017

258 Pages


ISBN: 9780198792307

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A new practitioner law publication

Principles of Contractual Interpretation

Second Edition

Richard Calnan

  • Re-evaluates and distills the rules of the construction of contracts.
  • Clearly sets out ten principles for interpretation of contracts, with discussion of their practical effect.
  • Discusses related concepts, including implied terms, rectification, and estoppel by convention.

New to this Edition:

  • Addresses key decisions of the Supreme Court in Arnold v Britton, Marks & Spencer v BNP Paribas, and BNY Mellon v LBG Capital, which signalled a substantial change in approach.
  • Includes discussion of the Makdessi v Cavendish Supreme Court case on penalties.
  • Covers important recent commentary on contractual interpretation, particularly extra-judicial writing by judges.
  • Fully updated to include new case law.

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