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Contract Law Concentrate: Law Revision and Study Guide (4th edn)  

Jill PooleThe late Deputy Dean, Aston Business School, Professor of Commercial Law, Aston UniversityClose
James DevenneyHead of School and Professor of Transnational Commercial Law, Reading University & McCann FitzGerald Chair of International Law and Business, University College DublinClose
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Adam Shaw-MellorsLecturer in Law, Aston UniversityClose
Published in Print: 08 August 2019 Published Online:September 2019
ISBN: 9780198840442
Publisher:Oxford University Press


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 its relationship with duress), 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 equitable doctrine of undue influence, types of undue influence, and instances when the contract can be avoided.


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