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Koffman, Macdonald & Atkins' Law of Contract

Tenth Edition

Ruth Atkins

May 2022

ISBN: 9780198860907

632 pages

Price: £37.99

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



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

  • The clear and non-technical explanation of contract law enables students to comprehend and thoroughly engage with the law
  • Succinct case summaries and analyses help students to understand the law in context
  • Chapter summaries encourages students to regularly check their understanding
  • Reading lists in each chapter aid further research
  • Coverage has been carefully reviewed to match undergraduate contract law courses
  • Topics covered align with those examined for Contract Law in the SQE
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • The tenth edition has been fully revised and updated, including the Supreme Court cases of: Wells v Devani [2019] on interpretation and implied terms; Pakistan International Airlines Corporation v Times Travel (UK) Limited [2021] on lawful act economic duress; Morris-Garner v One-Step (Support) Ltd [2019] and Triple Point Technology Inc v PTT Public Company Ltd [2021] on the law of damages; and Tillman v Egon Zehnder [2019] on illegality and severance, re-affirmed in the Court of Appeal ruling in Quantum Actuarial LLP v Quantum Advisory Ltd [2021]
  • Further important Court of Appeal decisions include: TRW v Panasonic [2021] on 'battle of the forms'; Ark Shipping v Silverburn Shipping [2019] on classification of terms; FSHC Holdings v GLAS Trust [2019] on the equitable remedy of rectification, considered within the chapter on the doctrine of mistake; and Classic Maritime Inc v Limbungan Makmur [2019] on the interpretation of force majeure clauses and the scope of the doctrine of frustration, issues which rapidly elevated in significance leading up to Brexit and upon the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic

About the Author(s)

Ruth Atkins, Senior Lecturer in Law, Swansea 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
    22:Additional chapter: Capacity
    23:Additional chapter: An outline of the law of the restitution

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources:
The tenth 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: additional chapters; guidance on answering problem questions; and web links.

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