Provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles of the Scots law of contract and provides the reader with a clear analysis of this difficult area of the law.
This practical text: - Illustrates the different types of contractual situations and examines the formation, performance and enforcement of contracts; - Includes examples of typical contract clauses and treats remedies in detail; - Is set in a comparative context and discusses the problems of cross-border and international contracts; - Explains the underlying principles of contract law; - Is written in a clear, well structured style and uses diagrams to illustrate complex situations.
The fifth edition covers key Supreme Court cases including Cavendish Square Holding BV v Tala El Makdessi and ParkingEye Limited v Beavis regarding penalty clauses. It also includes a new chapter on capacity to make a contract ie 'Who can make a Contract?'
Read an extract of MacQueen and Thomson Contract Law in Scotland
Table of Contents
1 Introduction 2 Creation of Voluntary Obligations (1): Capacity and Formation of Contract 3 Creation of Voluntary Obligations (2): Writing, Pre-Contractual Liability, Promise and Third-Party Rights 4 Contents, Effects and Performance 5 Getting Out of the Contract 6 Breach of Contract and Self-Help Remedies 7 Breach of Contract and Judicial Remedies 8 Illegal Contracts and Judicial Control of Unfair Contract Terms