Contract Law Directions

Paperback | May 23, 2015

byRichard Taylor, Damian Taylor

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Are you new to studying contract law? Contract Law Directions is the ideal text for those who are new to the subject; unpacking contract law, bringing it to life and making it relevant. Every day we enter into a contract of some kind, whether it be buying a new phone or getting on a bus. Eachchapter is written in an informal and friendly style and includes everyday examples illustrating how contract law applies to real-life situations.Are you looking for a good grounding in the subject? The authors offer practical explanations of the key concepts and principles covered on undergraduate courses. Summaries of key cases are highlighted throughout the book to give you a solid understanding of the relevant case law. Do you want to think more critically about the law? Why was a particular decision reached in a certain case? Is the law on this point rational and coherent? Is contract law fit for purpose? The authors weave debate throughout the text including "thinking point" features which draw out these issuesand equip you to be thinking critically.Would you like to take your learning and revision further? Contract Law Directions includes problem and essay questions at the end of each chapter, as well as advice on efficient and creative study and on exam technique. The book is also accompanied by an extensive range of online resourcesincluding multiple choice questions, suggested approaches to answering questions in the book, web links, and a glossary of key terms.

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Are you new to studying contract law? Contract Law Directions is the ideal text for those who are new to the subject; unpacking contract law, bringing it to life and making it relevant. Every day we enter into a contract of some kind, whether it be buying a new phone or getting on a bus. Eachchapter is written in an informal and friend...

Richard Taylor is Professor of English Law at the University of Central Lancashire where he teaches contract and criminal law. He has written numerous books and articles on the law of contract, copyright, criminal law, and criminal justice and is a contributor to Blackstone's Criminal Practice. He was a member of the Law Panel for bot...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pagesPublished:May 23, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198718489

ISBN - 13:9780198718482

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionPart One: Creation of obligations2. Agreement3. Certainty and the intention to create legal relations4. Consideration and estoppelPart Two: Contents and borders5. Positive terms6. Exemption clauses7. MisrepresentationPart Three: Defects8. Mistake9. Duress, undue influence and unconscionable bargainsPart Four: Finishing and enforcing obligations10. Frustration11. Damages12. Specific remedies13. Privity and the interests of third partiesAppendix I: Efficient and creative studyAppendix II: Examinations and how to take advantage of them

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"The book offers students studying law of contract for the first time a practical, clear exposition of the basic concepts, principles and problems in contract law. It offers substantial guidance on contractual situations, thus enabling the reader to gain valuable experiential knowledge." --Dr Ebenezer Adodo, Barrister, Solicitor and Lecturer, University of Surrey