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Anson's Law of Contract

Thirty-first edition

Jack Beatson FBA, Andrew Burrows FBA, QC (Hon), and John Cartwright

May 2020

ISBN: 9780198829973

816 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

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Price: £44.99

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An authoritative and detailed account of contract law; this is a widely renowned and well-respected textbook for students of contract law, and a trusted source of reference for practitioners and academics.

  • A classic of contract law, Anson's Law of Contract has been a seminal text for generations of contract law students, practitioners, and academics
  • Provides comprehensive, authoritative analysis of the principles of the subject, with clear exposition of the key considerations underlying contract interpretation, helping students to understand complex concepts
  • Written by three of the foremost experts in the field, collectively experienced in research, teaching, and practice, lending academic and scholarly weight to this text
  • Provides exceptional clarity with content broken down into manageable sections and headings to make the text approachable for students new to the subject

New to this edition

  • New material in this edition includes 12 Supreme Court cases, more than 15 decisions of the Court of Appeal, and a number of significant High Court decisions. The new cases include FSHC Group Holdings Ltd v Glas Trust Corp Ltd [2019] (the (subjective) test for rectification); Times Travel (UK) Ltd v Pakistan International Airlines Corp [2019] ('lawful act' duress); First Tower Trustees Ltd v CDS (Superstores International) Ltd [2018] (no representation and no reliance clauses); Sheikh Tahnoon Al Nehayan v Kent [2018] and Bates v Post Office [2019] (both on an implied term of good faith); and Wood v Capita Insurance Services Ltd [2017] (interpretation).
  • Substantially redeveloped coverage of illegality following the new approach laid down by the Supreme Court in Patel v Mirza [2016]; coverage also takes into account the Court of Appeal's decision in Okedina v Chikale [2019] (no statutory illegality defence) and the Supreme Court's decision in Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd [2019] (severance in the context of contracts in restraint of trade)
  • A new section on no oral variation clauses has been included in the chapter on form to cover the Supreme Courts decision in MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd [2018]; and a new section on negotiating damages has been included in the chapter on damages to cover the Supreme Court's decision in Morris-Garner v One Step (Support) Ltd [2018].

About the Author(s)

Jack Beatson FBA, is a former Lord Justice of Appeal and Rouse Ball Professor of English Law, University of Cambridge; and is a Visiting Professor, University of Oxford, Andrew Burrows FBA, QC (Hon), is Professor of the Law of England and Fellow, All Souls College, University of Oxford and (as of June 2, 2020) he has been appointed a Justice of the UK Supreme Court., and John Cartwright, Emeritus Professor of the Law of Contract, University of Oxford

Sir Jack Beatson FBA is a former Lord Justice of Appeal and Rouse Ball Professor of English Law, University of Cambridge; and is a Visiting Professor, University of Oxford

Andrew Burrows FBA, QC (Hon) is Professor of the Law of England and Fellow, All Souls College, University of Oxford, and (as of June 2, 2020) he has been appointed a Justice of the UK Supreme Court

John Cartwright is Emeritus Professor of the Law of Contract, University of Oxford

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction
    Part 1: Formation of Contract
    2:The agreement
    3:Form
    4:Consideration and promissory estoppel
    Part 2: Contents of the Contract
    5:The terms of the contract
    6:Exemption clauses and unfair terms
    Part 3: Factors Tending to Defeat Contractual Liability
    7:Incapacity
    8:Mistake
    9:Misrepresentation and non-disclosure
    10:Duress, undue influence, and unconscionable bargains
    11:Illegality
    Part 4: Performance and Discharge
    12:Performance
    13:Discharge by agreement
    14:Discharge by frustration
    15:Discharge for breach
    16:Discharge by operation of law
    Part 5: Remedies for Breach of Contract
    17:Damages
    18:Specific remedies
    19:Restitutionary awards
    20:Limitation of actions
    Part 6: Limits of the Contractual Obligation
    21:Third parties
    22:Assignment
    23:Agency

Reviews

Anson remains a classicthe place to go for a clear and compelling overview of any contract doctrine. - Dr Nick Sage, Assistant Professor of Law, LSE

A classical textbook in the area of contract law of outstanding clarity and precision. - Dr Anca Chirita, Assistant Professor of Competition Law, University of Durham

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