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Koffman & Macdonald's Law of Contract

Ninth Edition

Elizabeth Macdonald and Ruth Atkins

August 2018

ISBN: 9780198752844

640 pages

In Stock

Price: £37.99

A straightforward yet rigorous account with well-chosen case summaries and extracts throughout



Koffman and Macdonald's Law of Contract provides a clear and comprehensive account of the principles of contract law, with the authors breaking down difficult concepts whilst maintaining academic rigour.

  • Clear and non-technical explanation of contract law allows students to thoroughly engage with, and comprehend, the law
  • Succinct case summaries and analyses help students to understand the law in context
  • Chapter summaries for readers to check their understanding
  • Reading lists in each chapter to aid further research
  • Coverage has been carefully reviewed to match undergraduate contract law courses across the country

New to this edition

  • Coverage of the Consumer Rights Act 2015
  • Consideration of the amendments made to the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 by the CRA 2015
  • MWB Business Exchange Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd [2017] (promissory estoppel)

About the Author(s)

Elizabeth Macdonald, Professor of Law, Swansea University, and Ruth Atkins, Lecturer in Law, Aberystwyth University

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction to the study of contract law
    2:Formation of the contract
    3:Certainty and formalities
    5:Promissory estoppel
    6:Intention to create legal relations
    7:Express and implied terms
    8:Classification of terms
    9:Exemption clauses
    10:Exemption clauses and legislation
    11:Unfair terms in consumer contracts
    14:Duress and undue influence
    16:Unconscionability and unfairness
    17:Privity and third party rights
    18:Performance and breach
    19:The doctrine of frustration
    21:Specific enforcement
    W2:An outline of the law of restitution

Additional Resources

The Online Resource Centre for this title offers readers supporting materials including guidance on answering problem questions, additional chapters, updates to the law and web links.

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