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Contract Law

Seventh Edition

Mindy Chen-Wishart

May 2022

ISBN: 9780192848635

704 pages

In Stock

Price: £39.99

The most visual explanation of contract law by a leading expert, with full coverage of debates and controversies



Written by a leading contract lawyer with extensive teaching experience, Contract Law takes a unique approach to a complex subject. Complementing academic rigour with engaging visual and analytical features, Chen-Wishart provides insightful analysis of the intricacies of the subject.

  • Presents contract law in a visually appealing manner with diagrams, flowcharts, and tables to illuminate the subject and bring it to life
  • Gives an overview of the interests, values, and concerns that arise in each area of contract law, and full coverage of contract law's complexities and controversies
  • Counterpoint and reflection boxes encourage students to critically assess the law and to engage in the constructive process of law reform
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • The chapter on agreement includes a deeper discussion of contract formation by electronic means
  • The impact of Brexit has been included as relevant (most notably in the introductory chapter and the chapters on frustration and direct control over terms)
  • The chapter on duress includes duress by certain acts of one state against another, and examines the impact of the Supreme Court decision in Pakistan International Airline Corporation v Times Travel (UK) Ltd (2021) on the scope of lawful act duress
  • The chapter on damages examines the uncertain scope of negotiating damages in the light of the Supreme Court decision in Morris-Garner v One Step (Support) Ltd (2018)
  • The chapter on good faith has been substantially revised and discusses the pros and cons of recognising good faith, its meaning and demands, and how it is already manifest in the current law

About the Author(s)

Mindy Chen-Wishart, Dean and Professor in the Law of Contract, Oxford University Law Faculty, Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, and Professor of Law (fractional), National University of Singapore

Mindy Chen-Wishart is Dean and Professor of the Law of Contract in the Law Faculty at Oxford University, a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford and (fractional) Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore. Previously she was a senior lecturer at Otago University, New Zealand, and Rhodes Research Fellow at St Hilda's College, Oxford. She has held Visiting Professorships in Germany, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She writes in Contract Law, Asian Contract Laws, and Contract Theory, and is one of the editors of Chitty on Contracts.

Table of Contents

    Part I: Introduction
    Part II: Contract Formation
    3:Enforceability: consideration, promissory estoppel, formalities
    Part III: Privity
    Part IV: 'Vitiating' Factors
    5:Misrepresentation and non-disclosure
    9:Unfairness: undue influence, non-commercial guarantees, unconscionable bargains
    Part V: The Contents of Contracts
    10:Identifying and interpreting contractual terms
    11:Direct control over terms
    Part VI: Breach and Remedies for Breach
    12:Breach of contract and termination
    14:Specific and agreed remedies
    Part VII: Good Faith
    15:Good faith

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
The seventh edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.
· The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks
· The online resources include: animated diagrams; chapters in essence; guidance on answering the questions in the book; bi-annual updates on the latest key developments in contract law; and self-test questions on key topics, with feedback, providing an opportunity for students to test and consolidate their learning.