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Contract Law, Second Edition is a comprehensive and informative account of Irish contract law which contains all of the developments since the first edition was published in 2001.

Building on the original material of the first edition, this edition contains two new chapters which examine the topics of:
- How to successfully make contracts
- Remedies other than damages, namely specific performance, injunctions and restitution

The law relating to contracts is set out and explained under clear headings and in straightforward language. In addition, every major Irish case on contract law is considered. Particular emphasis is placed on practical matters such as the construction of contracts, breach of contract and contractual remedies.

This edition also includes a large number of new cases from the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court on every area.

This title was written by a practitioner who is also an academic, the book sets out the principles and case law in a clear and structured manner with easy to use headings and an easy to navigate format. The information is both of an academic interest and with serious practical relevance.

Practitioners, students and anyone who has to deal with contracts in the course of their work will benefit from this most welcome new edition.
This title is included in Bloomsbury Professional's Irish Civil Litigation online service.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 How to reach a successful agreement and avoid litigation
Chapter 2 Offer and Acceptance
Chapter 3 Consideration and Estoppel
Chapter 4 Intention to Create Legal Relations
Chapter 5 Formal and Evidentiary Requirements
Chapter 6 Electronic Contracts
Chapter 7 Express Terms
Chapter 8 Implied Terms
Chapter 9 The Incorporation of Contractual Terms
Chapter 10 The Construction of Contractual Terms
Chapter 11 The Construction of Exemption Clauses
Chapter 12 The Sale of Goods and Consumer Protection
Chapter 13 Mistake
Chapter 14 Misrepresentation
Chapter 15 Duress, Undue Influence and Unconscionable Bargain
Chapter 16 Illegality
Chapter 17 Restraint of Trade
Chapter 18 Contractual Capacity
Chapter 19 Privity of Contract and the Assignment and Novation of Contractual Rights
Chapter 20 Termination of Contracts I: The Classification of Terms and Contingencies
Chapter 21 Termination of Contracts II: The Doctrine of Frustration
Chapter 22 Termination of Contracts III: Performance, Termination and Breach of Contractual Obligations
Chapter 23 Damages
Chapter 24 Remedies Other than Damages

Product details

Published 27 Oct 2017
Format Hardback
Edition 2nd
Extent 1832
ISBN 9781780432250
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions 248 x 156 mm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Paul A McDermott

A leading member of the Inner Bar, he lectured for…