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Exploring Contract Law

Editor(s): Jason W. Neyers, Richard Bronaugh, Stephen G.A. Pitel
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Published: 14-05-2009
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 450
ISBN: 9781841139067
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
RRP : £110.00
 

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About Exploring Contract Law

In this book, leading scholars from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States deal with important theoretical and practical issues in the law of contract and closely-related areas of private law. The articles analyse developments in the law of estoppel, mistake, undue influence, the interpretation of contracts, assignment, exclusion clauses and damages. The articles also address more theoretical issues such as discerning the limits of contract law, the role of principle in the development of contract doctrine and the morality of promising. With its rich scope of contributors and topics, Exploring Contract Law will be highly useful to lawyers, judges and academics across the common law world.



Contributors: Rick Bigwood, Richard Bronaugh, Mindy Chen-Wishart, Helge Dedek, Gerald H L Fridman, Mark P Gergen, Andrew S Gold, Kelvin F K Low, Jason W Neyers, Stephen G A Pitel, Andrew Roberston, Stephen A Smith, Robert Stevens, Andrew Tettenborn, Chee Ho Tham, Catherine Valcke, Stephen Waddams, Charlie Webb.



Foreword by Justice Ian Binnie of the Supreme Court of Canada

Table Of Contents

1. The Limits of Contract
STEPHEN A SMITH

2. Border Control: Some Comparative Remarks on the Cartography of Obligations
HELGE DEDEK

3. Principle in Contract Law: the Doctrine of Consideration
STEPHEN WADDAMS

4. Contractual Interpretation at Common Law and Civil Law: An Exercise in Comparative Legal Rhetoric
CATHERINE VALCKE

5. Consideration and the Morality of Promising
ANDREW S GOLD

6. Justifying Damages
CHARLIE WEBB

7. Damages and the Right to Performance: A Golden Victory or Not?
ROBERT STEVENS

8. Estoppels and Rights-Creating Events: Beyond Wrongs and Promises
ANDREW ROBERTSON

9. Lumley v Gye and the (Over?) Protection of Contracts
G H L FRIDMAN

10. Contracting Out of Liability for Deceit, Inadvertent Misrepresentation and Negligent Misstatement
MARK P GERGEN

11. Assignments, Trusts, Property and Obligations
ANDREW TETTENBORN

12. The Nature of Equitable Assignment and Anti-Assignment Clauses
C H THAM

13. Coming to Terms with The Great Peace in Common Mistake
KELVIN F K LOW

14. Contractual Mistake, Intention in Formation and Vitiation: the Oxymoron of Smith v Hughes
MINDY CHEN-WISHART

15. From Morgan to Etridge: Tracing the (Dis)Integration of Undue Influence in the United Kingdom
RICK BIGWOOD

Reviews

“In summary, Exploring Contract Law is a worthwhile collection of essays to have in any library.
Far from just pointing the way to various topics in contract law ... this book may well be the signpost that points the way to how explorations of contract law could be done in the future.
This ... systematic and engaging way of exploration ... transcends beyond the one-dimensional doctrinal study of contract law, and promises to be an intellectual feast for the reader.

” –  Goh Yihan, Singapore Journal of Legal Studies

“The book does not disappoint, providing much food for thought on the Common Law approach to both substantive contract law and theories of contract law.

...the book is valuable and thought-provoking, with a wide scope, and would be an excellent addition to any law library.

” –  Laura Macgregor, Edinburgh Law Review Volume 15

“Exploring Contract Law is an impressive, almost breathtaking, intellectual feat. It is difficult to imagine a more scholarly, insightful, broad ranging collection of essays on contract law by a more impressive group of academic authors.” –  Geoff R. Hall, Canadian Business Law Journal Volume 51

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