Contract Law offers a new approach, utilising diagrams and commentary boxes to complement the text. The book explains the intricacies of contract law by reference to the questions that arise during the life of a contract. Part I of the book introduces contract law. Part II looks at contract formation: the finding of agreement and meeting the criteria of enforceability. Part III focuses on the position of third parties who may benefit or be burdened by the contract. Part IV considers the reasons for allowing a party to escape the contract, namely the vitiating factors of misrepresentation and non-disclosure, mistake, frustration, duress, undue influence, and unconscionability. Part V looks at how to determine the contents of contracts: express, implied, and collateral terms, and examines their interpretation and enforceability. Part VI considers the breach of a contract and the availability of the remedies of termination, damages, and specific and agreed remedies. Part VII examines whether obligations of good faith should be recognised in current contract law and how that might affect the way we understand contract law.
Keywords:contract formation, enforceability, privity, vitiating factors, terms, interpretation, unfair terms, breach, remedies for breach, good faith
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- Front Matter
- Part I Introduction
- Part II Contract formation
- Part III Privity
- Part IV ‘Vitiating’ factors
- Part V The contents of contracts
- Part VI Breach and remedies for breach
- Part VII Good faith
- End Matter