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Poole's Casebook on Contract Law

Poole's Casebook on Contract Law (16th edn)

Robert Merkin KC and Séverine Saintier
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date: 21 July 2024

p. 11. Guidance on reading caseslocked

p. 11. Guidance on reading caseslocked

  • Robert Merkin KC, Robert Merkin KCProfessor of Commercial Law Reading Law School, University of Reading
  • Séverine SaintierSéverine SaintierProfessor in Commercial Law Cardiff School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University
  •  and Jill PooleJill Poole50th Anniversary Professor of Commercial Law and Head of Aston Law Deputy Dean, Aston Business School, Aston University

Abstract

Poole’s Casebook on Contract Law provides a comprehensive selection of case law that addresses all aspects of the subject encountered on undergraduate courses. This chapter offers tips for students on how to read cases relating to contract law. In reading a case, it is important to understand how it relates to the legal principles taught in lectures. The chapter also discusses the basics of reading a case and how to read a case in practice, using the case Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Co. so that the student will learn to appreciate contract case law.

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