Principles of Contractual Interpretation by Richard CalnanPrinciples of Contractual Interpretation by Richard Calnan

Principles of Contractual Interpretation

byRichard Calnan

Paperback | April 1, 2017

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Written with the busy practitioner in mind, this concise and insightful book sets out the principles that guide the courts in interpreting contracts. Each principle is covered in its own dedicated chapter, supported by case law which illustrates how the principle works in practice and in its wider context. In addition to interpretation of contracts, the book also considers the implication of terms, rectification, and estoppel by convention. This new edition considers the implications of key decisions of the Supreme Court in Arnold v Britton and Marks and Spencer v BNP Paribas, and BNY Mellon v LBG Capital. Other writing, including from judges writing extra-judicially, is also analysed.This book provides an invaluable reference for lawyers drafting, interpreting and litigating on contracts.
Richard Calnan is a Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, and a Visiting Professor at University College London.
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Title:Principles of Contractual InterpretationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:April 1, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019879231X

ISBN - 13:9780198792314

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Table of Contents

PrologueI The Guiding Principle1. Principle 1: Objective IntentionII Text and Context2. Principle 2: The Text3. Principle 3: The Whole Text4. Principle 4: The ContextIII Understanding Words5. Principle 5: Natural Meanings6. Principle 6: Ambiguities7. Principle 7: Unnatural MeaningsIV Adding Words8. Principle 8: Implied TermsV Changing Words9. Principle 9: Rectification10. Estoppel by ConventionEpilogue: Epilogue, Principles of Drafting, An Interpretation Clause