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Card & James' Business Law

Card & James' Business Law (4th edn)

Lee Roach
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date: 26 June 2022

11. Discharge of the contractlocked

11. Discharge of the contractlocked

  • Lee RoachLee RoachSenior Lecturer in Law, University of Portsmouth


This chapter examines the procedures and processes involved in the discharge of a contract. It describes the situations under which a contract will become discharged and discusses the four methods of discharge, namely discharge by performance, discharge by agreement, discharge by breach, and discharge by frustration. This chapter also explains that there are cases where a contract will be automatically discharged with no possibility of continuance (such as where the contract is discharged by frustration) and there are those where the actions of one party may result in the other party being entitled to terminate the contract (for example, breach of a condition) or may simply entitle him to recover damages only (for example, breach of a warranty).

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