Each Concentrate revision guide is packed with essential information, key cases, revision tips, exam Q&As, and more. Concentrates show you what to expect in a law exam, what examiners are looking for, and how to achieve extra marks. Contract Law Concentrate contains a wealth of information on the field of contract law to aid with revision and understanding the elements of the contract law syllabus. It looks specifically at the components of agreement, enforceability criteria comprising intention to create legal relations, consideration, and the doctrine of promissory estoppel. It also focuses on some problems associated with reaching agreement, such as whether the terms are sufficiently certain, and mistakes which prevent agreement. The doctrine of privity determines who has the ability to enforce the contract and whether a third party can take the intended benefit of a contract. Contract Law Concentrate focuses on the terms (or promises) of the contract and breach of contract when those promises are broken. It also examines exemption clauses and unfair contract terms. Next it looks at remedies for the breach of contract. It then turns to contractual impossibility and risk where the default rules of common mistake (initial impossibility) and frustration (subsequent impossibility) will determine the parties’ positions in the absence of party allocation. Finally, it outlines contractual remedies for actionable misrepresentations and looks briefly at the common law doctrine of duress and the equitable doctrine of undue influence.
Keywords:agreement, consideration, promissory estoppel, privity, contract terms, breach, exemption clauses, unfair contract terms, misrepresentation, defences
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- 1. Agreement
- 2. Agreement problems
- 3. Enforceability issues: Intention to be bound, consideration, and promissory estoppel
- 4. Privity and third party rights
- 5. Terms and breach of contract
- 6. Exemption clauses and unfair contract terms
- 7. Remedies for breach of contract
- 8. Contractual impossibility and risk: frustration and common mistake
- 9. Misrepresentation
- 10. Duress and undue influence