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Poole's Casebook on Contract Law

Fifteenth Edition

Robert Merkin QC and Séverine Saintier

June 2021

ISBN: 9780198869986

856 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

Price: £34.99

Offering the clearest presentation of all the leading cases with succinct author commentary and helpful learning features

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Description

All the cases you need, together with the tools to understand them. Poole's Casebook on Contract Law takes a uniquely supportive approach, to give students the confidence to engage with and analyse judgments.

  • The book is simple to navigate, pulling all key case law together into one easy-to-use volume which students can work through systematically or use to reference specific cases
  • An introductory chapter provides valuable guidance on how to read and understand case law, developing essential academic and practical skills
  • Cases are accompanied by succinct author commentary highlighting the key elements of each case
  • Thought-provoking questions are posed throughout to develop an in-depth understanding of the subject through critical engagement
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • A new chapter covering 'mistake' as a standalone topic
  • The structure and order of chapters has been updated to reflect latest course needs
  • Key new cases include Morley (t/a Morley estates) v RBS (2020); First National Trustco (UK) Ltd v McQuitty (2020); Glossop Cartons & Print Ltd v Contact (Print and Packaging) (2020); and BV Nederlandse Industrie Van Eiprodukten v Rembrandt Enterprises (Inc) (2020)

About the Author(s)

Robert Merkin QC, Professor of Law, University of Reading; Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Exeter, and Séverine Saintier, Associate Professor of Commercial Law, University of Exeter

Robert Merkin QC is Professor of Law, University of Reading; Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Exeter; and Special Counsel to Duncan Cotterill. Robert has written a number of texts and articles on contract, insurance and arbitration. He is co-editor of the Lloyd's Law Reports. He was appointed Queen's Counsel (honoris causa) in 2015 and was awarded a higher doctorate by Cardiff University in the same year. In 2018 Rob became Honorary Life President of the International Association of Insurance Law (AIDA). He has co-edited the book Essays in Memory of Professor Jill Poole: Coherence, Modernisation and Integration in Contract, Commercial and Corporate Laws (Routledge, 2018).

Séverine Saintier is Associate Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Exeter. She has co-edited Vulnerable Consumers and the law, Consumer Protection and Access to Justice (Routledge, 2020) and written a number of articles for leading journals including the Journal of Business Law and the European Review of Private Law. Séverine is co-author with Robert of the privity chapter in Essays in Memory of Professor Jill Poole: Coherence, Modernisation and Integration in Contract, Commercial and Corporate Laws (Routledge, 2018).

Table of Contents

    1:Guidance on reading cases
    Part 1 Formation
    2:Agreement
    3:Enforceability of promises: consideration and promissory estoppel
    4:Intention to be legally bound, formalities and capacity to contract
    Part 2 Content, Interpretation, Performance and Privity
    5:Content of the contract and principles of interpretation
    6:Exemption clauses and unfair contract terms
    7:Privity of contract and third party rights
    Part 3 Vitiating Factors
    8:Mistake
    9:Misrepresentation
    10:Duress, undue influence, and unconscionable bargains
    11: Illegality
    Part 4 Performance and Termination of Contract
    12:Discharge by frustration: subsequent impossibility
    13:Breach of contract
    14:Damages for breach of contract
    15:Remedies providing for specific relief and restitutionary remedies

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources:
The fifteenth 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

A selection of online resources accompany this text, including:
- Exercises and guidance on reading cases
- Updates on new legislation, cases, and other legal developments

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