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Cheshire, Fifoot, and Furmston's Law of Contract

Seventeenth Edition

MP Furmston

April 2017

ISBN: 9780198747383

904 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

In Stock

Price: £41.99

A contract law classic; detailed and authoritative coverage

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Cheshire, Fifoot & Furmston's Law of Contract remains one of the leading textbooks on contract law more than 70 years after the publication of its first edition. It combines a clear and authoritative account of the principles of the law of contract with thought-provoking analysis and insights.

  • Cheshire, Fifoot & Furmston's Law of Contract stands as one of the classic textbooks on contract law more than 70 years after the publication of the first edition.
  • Michael Furmston combines an authoritative account of the principles of the law of contract with thought-provoking analysis and insights, and the clarity of the narrative brings understanding of complex contractual issues to a wider readership.
  • Each topic is clearly signposted for ease of navigation, and the text contains numerous references to additional primary and secondary sources to take the reader even further into the subject.
  • The text is invaluable to students reading courses in contract, the law of obligations, and common law and is often used as a first point of reference for practitioners.

New to this edition

  • Fully updated with two major statutes in the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and the Insurance Act 2015.
  • Includes some 20 decisions of the Supreme Court in Braganza v BP Shipping; Lloyds TSB v Lloyds Bank; Arnold v Britton; Marks and Spencer v BHP; Cramaso v Ogilvie Grant; Hayward v Zurich; Plevin v Paragon; Patel v Mirza; Hounga v Allen; Les Laboratoires Servier v Apotex; Dunhill v Burgin; FHR European v Cedar; NYK Bulkship v Cargill; Kelly v Fraser; Geys v Societe Generale; Bunge v Nidera; Cavendish Square v Talal El Makdessi.

About the Author(s)

MP Furmston, Bencher of Gray's Inn, Emeritus Professor of Law at University of Bristol and Singapore Management University, and Professor of Law at Sunway University in Malaysia

Table of Contents

    1: Historical introduction
    2: Some factors affecting modern contract law
    3: The phenomena of agreement
    4: Consideration
    5: Intention to create legal relations
    6: The contents of the contract
    7: Unenforceable contracts
    8: Mistake
    9: Misrepresentation, duress and undue influence
    10: Contracts rendered void by statute
    11: Contracts illegal by statute or at common law
    12: Contracts void at common law on grounds of public policy
    13: Capacity of parties
    14: Privity of contract
    15: Privity of contract under the law of agency
    16: The voluntary assignment of contractual rights and liabilities
    17: The involuntary assignment of contractual rights and liabilities
    18: Performance and breach
    19: Discharge by agreement
    20: Discharge under the doctrine of frustration
    21: Remedies for breach of contract

Reviews

"Review from previous edition A detailed yet accessible textbook offering both depth of explanation and breadth of coverage." - Dr Gareth Spark, Lecturer in Law, UEA Law School

"This is my 'go-to' text for contract law - it presents information in an analytical fashion without losing the interest of the reader." - Andrew Baker, Senior Lecturer in Law, Liverpool John Moores University

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