The Law of Contract

Paperback | April 16, 2016

byJanet OSullivan, Jonathan Hilliard

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The Core Text Series takes the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing an invaluable and reliable guide for students of law at all levels. Written by leading academics and renowned for their clarity, these concise texts explain the intellectual challenges of each area of thelaw.The Law of Contract provides students with a clear, straightforward, and comprehensive account of the core principles of contract law to enable a sound understanding of the subject. Written by Janet O'Sullivan, Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge, and Jonathan Hilliard, barrister at WilberforceChambers, this text covers all the key topics on LLB and GDL courses and introduces students to current debates in the field. The authors break down complex problems into manageable steps and self-test questions are provided at the end of each chapter to help reinforce learning and aid revision. Students can find answer guidance to these questions as well as additional support for their studies, including author videosdiscussing key cases, additional chapters, updates and web links on the accompanying Online Resource Centre.

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The Core Text Series takes the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing an invaluable and reliable guide for students of law at all levels. Written by leading academics and renowned for their clarity, these concise texts explain the intellectual challenges of each area of thelaw.The Law of Contract provides students with ...

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. Jonathan Hilliard is a Barrister at Wilberforce Chambers, London and has taught contract law at Gonville and Caius and S...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pagesPublished:April 16, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. General themes and issues2. Offer and acceptance I: General principles3. Offer and acceptance II: Three applications of the general principles4. Certainty5. Contracts which fail to materialize6. Consideration and estoppel7. Privity8. Terms of the contract: I9. Terms of the contract II: Exemption clauses and unfair terms10. Misrepresentation and non-disclosure11. Duress12. Undue influence13. Unconscionable bargains14. Common mistake15. Frustration16. Discharge of a contract for breach17. Remedies I: Compensatory damages18. Remedies II: Specific remedies19. Remedies III: Other non-compensatory remediesonline: Incapacityonline: Illegality and public policy

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"O'Sullivan and Hilliard is much clearer than other textbooks I have used... the text is in no way overbearing in regard to its complexity and talks the reader through key principles in a structured fashion, integrating cases to illustrate the points." --Ryan Doodson, law graduate at the University of Leeds