Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Contract Law

$56.00 ( ) USD

  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • format: Adobe eBook Reader
  • isbn: 9781139142502

$ 56.00 USD ( )
Adobe eBook Reader

You will be taken to for this purchase
Buy eBook Add to wishlist

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • This textbook takes a fresh approach to contract law; as a first edition it reflects the subject in the 21st century more accurately than other texts. Comprehensive and scholarly, it maps the curriculum perfectly but detailed references and further reading sections encourage students to explore the subject further. Understanding is paramount and chapter introductions clearly guide students through the material. The textbook takes an innovative approach to case law: breaking down and discussing individual elements of a case and selecting short key extracts it gives students the tools to read cases independently and with confidence. An examination of the historical and theoretical foundations of the subject and a concluding chapter tracking emerging fields ensure the broadest possible perspective. Discussion of key recent cases such as Durham Tess Valley Airport (2010) and Chartbrook (2009) make this important new text a must for contract law students.

    • A fresh approach to contract law from an experienced teacher, who uses his extensive teaching practice to ideally balance comprehensive scholarship with clarity and understanding
    • By breaking down and discussing individual elements of a case and selecting short key extracts, it gives students the tools to read cases independently and with confidence
    • Maps the curriculum perfectly, with references and further reading sections to encourage students to explore the subject further
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'Logically structured, covering all essential topics in the field. Particularly, the writing style is 'student friendly' … easy to read.' Dr Shuangge Wen, Swansea University

    'Excellent research that maps the understanding of the law of contract with a lucid and concise critical engagement of the 'must know' syllabus. Extremely useful for its summary points and detailed analysis of leading cases, this book offers a synthesis of all you need to know without becoming too exhaustive. A wonderful mix of the old and most recent case law which concludes with some English thoughts on the future European Civil Code.' Anca Chirita, Durham University

    'I consider it to be an excellent textbook, covering all of the important topics in great depth and with brilliant clarity. It deserves to be recognised as a modern classic, blending the necessary depth and breadth of analysis with an excellent way of explaining complicated topics.' Dr Gareth Spark, University of East Anglia

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781139142502
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Main features of contract law
    Part II. Formation:
    2. The pre-contractual phase
    3. Offer and acceptance
    4. Certainty
    Part III. Consideration and Intent to Create Legal Relations:
    5. Consideration and estoppel
    6. Intent to create legal relations
    Part IV. Third Parties and Assignment:
    7. Third parties
    8. Assignment
    Part V. Vitiating Elements:
    9. Misrepresentation
    10. Mistake
    11. Duress, undue influence, and unconscionability
    Part VI. Terms and Interpretation:
    12. Terms in general
    13. Implied terms
    14. Interpretation and rectification of written contracts
    15. Exclusion clauses
    Part VII. Breakdown and Liability:
    16. Frustration
    17. Breach and performance
    Part VIII. Remedies for Breach:
    18. Judicial remedies for breach of contract
    19. Consensual remedies for breach of contract: liquidated damages and deposits
    Part IX. Illegality and Public Policy:
    20. Illegality and public policy
    Part X. The Future:
    21. International and European`soft law codes': lessons for English law?

  • Author

    Neil Andrews, University of Cambridge
    Neil Andrews is an experienced contract law teacher and scholar. A Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, he has published widely: his publications include English Civil Procedure (Oxford University Press, 2003) and The Modern Civil Process (Mohr Siebeck, 2008).

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.