The Casebook series provides a comprehensive selection of case law that addresses all aspects of the subject encountered on undergraduate courses. Extracts have been chosen from a wide range of historical and contemporary cases to illustrate the reasoning processes of the courts and to show how legal principles are developed. The book begins with some guidance on reading cases, and then turns to agreement and agreement problems. Next it looks at the enforceability of promises and intention to be legally bound and the capacity to contract. The content of the contract is examined. Exemption clauses and unfair contract terms are analysed in detail. The book also considers issues relating to breach of contract and remedies, and excuses for non-performance. Finally it discusses initial impossibility, misrepresentation, duress, undue influence, and illegality.
Keywords:agreement, enforceability, formation, terms, exemption clauses, unfair terms, breach of contract, damages, third party rights, privity, frustration, mistake, misrepresentation, duress, undue influence, illegality
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- 1. Guidance on reading cases
- Part 1 Formation
- Part 2 Content, interpretation, performance, and breach
- Part 3 Enforcement of contractual obligations
- Part 4 Methods of policing the making of the contract