Casebook on Contract Law by Jill Poole

Casebook on Contract Law

byJill Poole

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Jill Poole's best-selling Casebook on Contract Law provides a clear and well-structured explanation of the principles and rules of contract law through a comprehensive selection of case law, addressing all aspects encountered on undergraduate courses. The coverage in this new edition has beenrevised to incorporate all recent significant decisions and judgments made by the House of Lords and the Court of Appeal. Extracts have been chosen from a wide range of historical and contemporary cases to illustrate the reasoning processes of the court and how legal principles are developed, thus enabling cases to be analysed and discussed independently while, taken as a whole, the chapters provide a soundunderstanding of the modern law of contract. Succinct author commentary focuses the reader on the key elements within the extracts, while thought-provoking questions are posed throughout to develop a more in-depth appreciation of the subject. Online Resource Centre Student resources * Updates* Guidance on answering problem-style questions* Exercises and guidance on reading cases* Self test questions and answers* 'Ask the author' section

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Jill Poole is Professor of Commercial Law at Aston University. She is also the author of Textbook on Contract Law, the upcoming Contract Law Concentrate and co-author of Contract Formation and Letters of Intent.
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Title:Casebook on Contract LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:880 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.03 inPublished:August 22, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199574782

ISBN - 13:9780199574780

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Table of Contents

1. Guidance on Reading Cases2. Agreement3. Agreement Problems4. Consideration, Promissory Estoppel, and Form5. Intention to Create Legal Relations6. Content of the Contract and Principles of Interpretation7. Exemption Clauses and Unfair Contract Terms8. Discharge for Breach of Contract9. Damages for Breach of Contract10. Remedies Providing for Specific Relief and Restitutionary Remedies11. Privity of Contract and Third Party Rights12. Discharge by Frustration: Subsequent Impossibility13. Common Mistake: Initial Impossibility14. Misrepresentation15. Duress, Undue Influence and Unconscionable Bargains16. Illegality and Capacity to Contract

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"Poole's Casebook on Contract Law is one of the best contract law casebooks on the market. It is written in an engaging and straight-forward manner allowing the reader to quickly understand the basics and important points. It also encourages the reader to read the full judgment which, for anylawyer, is a basic skill and is often overlooked." --Russell J Kelsall, Solicitor, The Student Law Journal