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16. Unconscionability and unfairness

16. Unconscionability and unfairness  

Elizabeth Macdonald, Ruth Atkins, and Jens Krebs

in Koffman & Macdonald's Law of Contract (9th edn)

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Aug 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191814327
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10.1093/he/9780198752844.003.0016
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9780198752844
This chapter is concerned with unconscionability, good faith, and inequality of bargaining power. It is often stated that there are no such general doctrines in English Law. Concerns about ... More
15. Good Faith

15. Good Faith  

Ewan McKendrick

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

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Apr 2018
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9780191858635
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10.1093/he/9780198808169.003.0015
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9780198808169
This chapter discusses the role of good faith in contract law, first analysing the decision in Walford v. Miles [1992] 2 AC 128, where it was held that an obligation to negotiate in good ... More
10. Duty to promote the success of the company

10. Duty to promote the success of the company  

Brenda Hannigan

in Company Law (5th edn)

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191845949
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10.1093/he/9780198787709.003.0010
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9780198787709
At common law, directors have a duty to act bona fide in the interests of the company, which is restated in the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) s. 172(1) as a duty to act to promote the ... More
Midland Bank Trust Co. Ltd v Green [1981] AC 513, House of Lords

Midland Bank Trust Co. Ltd v Green [1981] AC 513, House of Lords  

Aruna Nair

in Essential Cases: Land Law (3rd edn)

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Sep 2019
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9780191883705
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10.1093/he/9780191883705.003.0017
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9780191883705
Essential Cases: Land Law provides a bridge between course textbooks and key case judgments. This case document summarizes the facts and decision in Midland Bank Trust Co. Ltd ... More
Midland Bank Trust Co. Ltd v Green [1981] AC 513, House of Lords

Midland Bank Trust Co. Ltd v Green [1981] AC 513, House of Lords  

Aruna Nair

in Essential Cases: Land Law (2nd edn)

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Sep 2018
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9780191868320
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10.1093/he/9780191868320.003.0032
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Essential Cases: Land Law provides a bridge between course textbooks and key case judgments. This case document summarizes the facts and decision in Midland Bank Trust Co. Ltd ... More
20. Good faith

20. Good faith  

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/9780198807810.003.0020
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9780198807810
This chapter considers the principle of good faith. English law has traditionally been cautious about wholeheartedly adopting an overriding principle of good faith preferring instead to ... More
15. Good faith

15. Good faith  

Mindy Chen-Wishart

in Contract Law (6th edn)

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Mar 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191844072
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10.1093/he/9780198806356.003.0015
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9780198806356
English law does not currently recognise a general duty of good faith, but this position is increasingly being challenged. In addition, good faith informs a diverse range of legal doctrines ... More
Contract Law

Contract Law (6th edn)  

Mindy Chen-Wishart

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Mar 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191844072
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10.1093/he/9780198806356.001.0001
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9780198806356
Contract Law offers a new approach, utilising diagrams to complement the text. The book explains the intricacies of contract law and the questions that arise during the life of ... More
5. Misrepresentation and non-disclosure

5. Misrepresentation and non-disclosure  

Mindy Chen-Wishart

in Contract Law (6th edn)

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Mar 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191844072
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10.1093/he/9780198806356.003.0005
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9780198806356
Since English law recognises no general duty of good faith, the parties need not disclose important matters about the transaction to each other, nor make reasonable efforts to reach ... More
JC Smith's The Law of Contract

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

Paul S. Davies

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Apr 2018
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9780191863448
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10.1093/he/9780198807810.001.0001
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9780198807810
Driven by exposition of the leading cases, JC Smith’s The Law of Contract offers the perfect balance between accessibility and authority. The strong focus on cases guides the reader through ... More
21. Capacity

21. Capacity  

Paul S. Davies

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

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9780191863448
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10.1093/he/9780198807810.003.0021
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9780198807810
This chapter discusses the issue of capacity. The general rule is that contracts are valid but unenforceable on minors (persons under 18 years of age). However, they are enforceable against ... More
4. Certainty

4. Certainty  

Janet O’Sullivan

in O'Sullivan & Hilliard's The Law of Contract (8th edn)

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Apr 2018
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9780191845918
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10.1093/he/9780198807827.003.0004
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9780198807827
Titles in the Core Text series take the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing focused, concise, and reliable guides for students at all levels. This chapter examines the ... More
2. Partnership management and finance

2. Partnership management and finance  

J. Scott Slorach and Jason Ellis

in Business Law 2019-2020 (27th edn)

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Jun 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780191879678
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10.1093/he/9780198838579.003.0002
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9780198838579
This chapter first discusses the legal relationship between the partners under section 24 of the Partnership Act 1890. It then explains the duty of good faith; the partnership’s finances; ... More
19. Articles 16–18: Other restrictions upon the rights protected

19. Articles 16–18: Other restrictions upon the rights protected  

David Harris, Michael O’Boyle, Ed Bates, and Carla Buckley

in Harris, O'Boyle, and Warbrick: Law of the European Convention on Human Rights (4th edn)

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Aug 2018
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9780191827242
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10.1093/he/9780198785163.003.0019
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9780198785163
This chapter discusses Articles 16–18 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Article 16 allows potentially wide-ranging interference with the political rights of aliens. Article 17 ... More
Armitage v Nurse [1998] Ch 241, Court of Appeal

Armitage v Nurse [1998] Ch 241, Court of Appeal  

Derek Whayman

in Essential Cases: Equity & Trusts

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Sep 2018
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9780191866111
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10.1093/he/9780191866111.003.0003
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Essential Cases: Equity & Trusts provides a bridge between course textbooks and key case judgments. This case document summarizes the facts and decision in Armitage v Nurse ... More
Armitage v Nurse [1998] Ch 241, Court of Appeal

Armitage v Nurse [1998] Ch 241, Court of Appeal  

Derek Whayman

in Essential Cases: Equity & Trusts (2nd edn)

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9780191883729
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10.1093/he/9780191883729.003.0031
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9780191883729
Essential Cases: Equity & Trusts provides a bridge between course textbooks and key case judgments. This case document summarizes the facts and decision in Armitage v Nurse ... More
2. Partnership management and finance

2. Partnership management and finance  

J. Scott Slorach and Jason Ellis

in Business Law 2018-2019 (26th edn)

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Jun 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780191861963
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10.1093/he/9780198823230.003.0002
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9780198823230
This chapter first discusses the legal relationship between the partners under section 24 of the Partnership Act 1890. It then explains the duty of good faith; the partnership’s finances; ... More
14. Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts

14. Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts  

Ewan McKendrick

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

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Apr 2018
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9780191858635
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10.1093/he/9780198808169.003.0014
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9780198808169
This chapter focuses on Part 2 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015. The Act gives to the courts much broader powers to regulate terms in contracts which have been concluded between traders and ... More
10. The fiduciary duty

10. The fiduciary duty  

Gary Watt

in Trusts & Equity (8th edn)

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Apr 2018
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9780191843068
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10.1093/he/9780198804697.003.0010
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9780198804697
The fiduciary duty is the defining duty of trusteeship and consists of several overlapping obligations intended to promote loyalty or faithfulness. As part of his fiduciary duty, the ... More
2. Some Factors Affecting Modern Contract Law

2. Some Factors Affecting Modern Contract Law  

M P Furmston

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

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Apr 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191809576
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10.1093/he/9780198747383.003.0002
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9780198747383
This chapter discusses factors affecting contract law which will be met in the rest of this book. It can usefully be read both at the beginning and the end of the book. These include ... More

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