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O'Sullivan & Hilliard's The Law of Contract

Eighth Edition

Janet O'Sullivan

May 2018

ISBN: 9780198807827

544 pages

In Stock

Core Texts Series

Price: £31.99

Starting with the key principles, this focused text offers practical insights into the workings of contract law.



O'Sullivan & Hilliard's The Law of Contract takes students straight to the core of this key subject. It is the perfect student companion, providing a concise, clear overview of the fundamental principles of contract law and breaking down complex areas.

  • A clear account of the key principles to give students a sound understanding of contract law
  • Concise, user-friendly size and length make this an ideal student text
  • Examples, questions, and summaries throughout enable students to stretch and consolidate their understanding
  • Accompanying online resources include guidance on questions, two additional chapters, author video discussion of key cases, and web links for students to take their research further

New to this edition

  • Coverage of new and developments in important cases including: Blue v Ashley (2017) - Offer and acceptance; MWB v Rock (2016) - Consideration and estoppel; Marks & Spencer plc v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Co (2015) - Terms of the contract; MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co SA v Cottonex Anstalt (2016) - Discharge of a contract for breach
  • Further privity case examples to contextualize the abstract concepts discussed

About the Author(s)

Janet O'Sullivan, Fellow of Selwyn College and Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge

Janet O'Sullivan is a Fellow of Selwyn College and University Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. She won the Pilkington Teaching Prize for Excellence in University Teaching in 2005.

Table of Contents

    1: General themes and issues
    2: Offer and acceptance I: General principles
    3: Offer and acceptance II: Three applications of the general principles
    4: Certainty
    5: Consideration and estoppel
    6: Privity
    7: Terms of the contract I
    8: Terms of the contract II: Common law and statutory controls on unfair terms
    9: Misrepresentation and non-disclosure
    10: Duress
    11: Undue influence
    12: Unconscionable bargains
    13: Common mistake and rectification
    14: Frustration
    15: Discharge of a contract for breach
    16: Remedies I: Compensatory damages
    17: Remedies II: Specific remedies
    18: Remedies III: Other non-compensatory or exceptional remedies
    Online: Incapacity
    Online: Illegality and public policy

Additional Resources

Students can find answer guidance to questions as well as additional support for their studies including author videos discussing key cases, additional chapters, updates, and web links on the accompanying online resources.

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