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17. (p. 569) Misrepresentation 

17. (p. 569) Misrepresentation
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17. (p. 569) Misrepresentation
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Ewan McKendrick

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198748397.003.0017
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date: 22 September 2019

A misrepresentation induces a party to enter into a contract but typically is not part of the contract itself. The chapter examines the different types of misrepresentation (fraudulent, negligent, or innocent) and the remedies that the law provides in respect of a misrepresentation. The chapter focuses on the liability for misrepresentation. Section 2 begins by examining the definition of a misrepresentation. Section 3 considers the extent to which English law recognises the existence of a duty of disclosure. Section 4 discusses the concept of rescission while Section 5 explores how misrepresentation gives rise to a claim for damages, with a particular focus on section 2 of the Misrepresentation Act 1967. Section 6 examines the possibility of excluding liability for misrepresentation.

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