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O'Sullivan & Hilliard's The Law of Contract

O'Sullivan & Hilliard's The Law of Contract (10th edn)

Janet O'Sullivan
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date: 23 May 2024

p. 11. General themes and issueslocked

p. 11. General themes and issueslocked

  • Janet O'SullivanJanet O'SullivanFellow and Vice-Master of Selwyn College, Cambridge, and Associate Professor in Law, University of Cambridge


Titles in the Core Text series take the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing focused, concise, and reliable guides for students at all levels. This chapter offers an introduction to the law of contract and contract theory. It explains that the law of contract provides the ground rules for what is needed for a contract to be valid and enforceable and for resolving disputes. It introduces the reader to key themes and concepts in the law of contract, and considers the crucial borderlines with others legal subjects, such as tort, restitution and public law. This chapter also considers some international developments beyond the domestic law of contract.

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