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8. Mistake

8. Mistake  

M P Furmston

in Cheshire, Fifoot, and Furmston's Law of Contract (17th edn)

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Apr 2017
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9780191809576
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10.1093/he/9780198747383.003.0008
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This chapter considers the circumstances in which a mistake by one or both parties may affect the validity of the contract, and discusses the two categories of case: (i) where agreement has ... More
9. Misrepresentation, Duress, and Undue Influence

9. Misrepresentation, Duress, and Undue Influence  

M P Furmston

in Cheshire, Fifoot, and Furmston's Law of Contract (17th edn)

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This chapter discusses three reasons why a contract may be invalid. These are that it was procured by misrepresentation (basically one party misleading the other), by duress (threats by one ... More
3. The Phenomena of Agreement

3. The Phenomena of Agreement  

M P Furmston

in Cheshire, Fifoot, and Furmston's Law of Contract (17th edn)

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10.1093/he/9780198747383.003.0003
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This chapter and the next two chapters set out the way in which a legally binding contract is made. This chapter explains the formation of the contract and sets out the rules that determine ... More
10. Contracts Rendered Void by Statute

10. Contracts Rendered Void by Statute  

M P Furmston

in Cheshire, Fifoot, and Furmston's Law of Contract (17th edn)

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This chapter discusses two types of contracts rendered void by statute: wagering contracts and agreements prohibited by competition law (EU competition rules and UK competition rules). ...

12. Breach of contract and termination

12. Breach of contract and termination  

Mindy Chen-Wishart

in Contract Law (6th edn)

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9780191844072
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10.1093/he/9780198806356.003.0012
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This chapter examines breach of contract and the remedy of termination. It addresses the following questions: (1) What is breach of contract and when does it occur? (2) What sorts of breach ... More
9. Obligations:general principles and obligations arising from contracts

9. Obligations:: general principles and obligations arising from contracts  

Paul du Plessis

in Borkowski's Textbook on Roman Law (5th edn)

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Apr 2015
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Jun 2015
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9780191811296
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10.1093/he/9780198736226.003.0009
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Course-focused and comprehensive, the Textbook on series provide an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. This chapter discusses the Roman law of obligations. It ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Ewan McKendrick

in Contract Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (8th edn)

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9780191858635
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10.1093/he/9780198808169.003.0001
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9780198808169
This introductory chapter begins by setting out the book’s three principal aims: to provide an exposition of the rules that make up the law of contract, to explore the law of contract in ... More
9. Obligations: Common Principles and Obligations Arising from Contracts

9. Obligations: Common Principles and Obligations Arising from Contracts  

Paul J. du Plessis

in Borkowski's Textbook on Roman Law (6th edn)

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May 2020
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9780191882586
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10.1093/he/9780198848011.003.0009
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9780198848011
This chapter discusses the Roman law of obligations. The ‘obligation’, as a seminal part of Roman (and indeed modern) private law, is a legal tie created between individuals on account of ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Mindy Chen-Wishart

in Contract Law (6th edn)

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Mar 2018
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10.1093/he/9780198806356.003.0001
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9780198806356
This introductory chapter presents an overview of contract law. It discusses the questions addressed by contract law; sources of contract law and legal reasoning; values reflected in ... More
11. Contracts Illegal by Statute or at Common Law

11. Contracts Illegal by Statute or at Common Law  

M P Furmston

in Cheshire, Fifoot, and Furmston's Law of Contract (17th edn)

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10.1093/he/9780198747383.003.0011
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9780198747383

This chapter focuses on contracts prohibited by statute or contracts deemed illegal at common law on grounds of public policy, and discusses the consequences of illegality and proof of illegality. ...

15. Privity of Contract Under the Law of Agency

15. Privity of Contract Under the Law of Agency  

M P Furmston

in Cheshire, Fifoot, and Furmston's Law of Contract (17th edn)

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9780191809576
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10.1093/he/9780198747383.003.0015
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This chapter discusses the law on contracting through agents. It covers the place of agency in English law; the formation of agency; the position of principal and agent with regard to third ... More
18. Performance and Breach

18. Performance and Breach  

M P Furmston

in Cheshire, Fifoot, and Furmston's Law of Contract (17th edn)

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9780191809576
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10.1093/he/9780198747383.003.0018
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This chapter discusses the law on performance and breach of contact. It covers the order of performance; excuses for non-performance; whether a party who does not perform perfectly can ... More
7. Unenforceable Contracts

7. Unenforceable Contracts  

M P Furmston

in Cheshire, Fifoot, and Furmston's Law of Contract (17th edn)

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9780191809576
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10.1093/he/9780198747383.003.0007
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9780198747383
This chapter and the next five chapters deal with cases where what looks like a contract turns out to be in someway defective. The ‘unenforceable contract’ resulted from procedural rather ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Ewan McKendrick

in Contract Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (9th edn)

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May 2020
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Sep 2020
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9780191889257
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10.1093/he/9780198855293.003.0001
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9780198855293
This introductory chapter begins by setting out the book’s three principal aims: to provide an exposition of the rules that make up the law of contract, to explore the law of contract in ... More
14. Privity of Contract

14. Privity of Contract  

M P Furmston

in Cheshire, Fifoot, and Furmston's Law of Contract (17th edn)

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10.1093/he/9780198747383.003.0014
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This chapter discusses the doctrine of privity of contract. It covers exceptions to doctrine, the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999; and attempts to impose liability upon ... More
12. Boilerplate Clauses

12. Boilerplate Clauses  

Ewan McKendrick

in Contract Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (8th edn)

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9780191858635
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10.1093/he/9780198808169.003.0012
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9780198808169
This chapter examines some standard clauses found in commercial contracts today (often known as ‘boilerplate clauses’). The focus is on commercial contracts and terms that will, in all ... More
1. Introduction and fundamental themes

1. Introduction and fundamental themes  

Paul S. Davies

in JC Smith's The Law of Contract (2nd edn)

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Apr 2018
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9780191863448
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10.1093/he/9780198807810.003.0001
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9780198807810
This introductory chapter provides a brief overview of the fundamental elements of what constitutes a contract. It discusses undertakings or promises, deeds, written and oral promises, ... More
4. Formation of unilateral contracts

4. Formation of unilateral contracts  

Paul S. Davies

in JC Smith's The Law of Contract (2nd edn)

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10.1093/he/9780198807810.003.0004
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This chapter analyses the formation of unilateral contracts. A unilateral contract arises where O promises A something if A does a particular act which is not the making of a promise to O. ... More
3. Form

3. Form  

Jack Beatson, Andrew Burrows, and John Cartwright

in Anson's Law of Contract (30th edn)

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May 2016
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Sep 2016
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9780191799372
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10.1093/he/9780198734789.003.0003
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9780198734789
English law recognizes only two kinds of contract: the contract made by deed, and the simple contract. A contract made by deed derives its validity solely from the form in which it is ... More
3. Form

3. Form  

Jack Beatson, Andrew Burrows, and John Cartwright

in Anson's Law of Contract (31st edn)

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May 2020
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9780191889264
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10.1093/he/9780198829973.003.0003
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9780198829973
English law recognizes only two kinds of contract: the contract made by deed, and the simple contract. A contract made by deed derives its validity solely from the form in which it is ... More

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