The Modern Law of Contract: Seventh Edition (Volume 3)

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9780415425285: The Modern Law of Contract: Seventh Edition (Volume 3)

Written by a leading author and lecturer with over thirty years experience teaching and examining contract law, this very popular and well-established textbook has been fully updated and revised for this new edition.

Exploring all recent developments and case decisions in the field of contract law, it combines a meticulous examination of authorities and commentaries with a modern contextual approach. Taking into account a variety of theoretical approaches: economic, sociological and empirical, Stone examines a broad range of material.

New features include:

  • content that is mapped onto common undergraduate syllabuses and course outlines
  • boxed chapter introductions, highlighting the salient features under discussion with short chapter table of contents to enable easier navigation
  • expanded further reading at the end of each chapter to guide further study and independent research
  • 'For thought' think points throughout the text where students are asked to consider 'what if' scenarios (e.g. what if a particular case had different facts)
  • a Companion Website with yearly updates and guidance to useful websites
  • a highly accessible and flexible layout that meets the needs of a broad range of undergraduate students on contract law courses.

New case law covered in this edition includes Apple Corps Ltd v Apple Computer, Inc (formation of contracts by telephone), Balmoral Group Ltd v Borealis and Sterling Hydraulics Ltd v Dichtomatik Ltd ('battle of the forms' and reasonableness of exclusion clauses), Laemthong International Lines Company Ltd v Artis (The Laemthong Glory) (No 2) (privity), Proform Sports Management Ltd v Proactive Sports Management Ltd (minors’ contracts), Bairstow Eves London Central Ltd v Adrian Smith (unfair terms), Peekay Intermark Ltd v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (misrepresentation), Halpern v Halpern (duress), Yorkshire Bank plc v Tinsley (undue influence), Vakante v Addey Stanhope School and Wheeler v Quality Deep Trading Ltd (illegality), and Jackson v Royal Bank of Scotland (remoteness of damage).

Clearly written and easy to use, this book enables undergraduate students of contract law to fully engage with the topic and gain a profound understanding of this pivotal area.

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About the Author:

Richard Stone is Professor of Law at the University of Lincoln, and is also a Visiting Professor at University College Northampton.

Review:

Praise for the seventh edition:

'A very well written book - a good discussion of contract law in its practical and theoretical context.' - Eliza Varney, Lecturer in Contract Law, Keele University, UK

'As ever the new edition of Richard Stone's textbook The Modern Law of Contract gives a clear explanation of the main principles of contract law in a modern setting. The chapters are easy to navigate through and the 'think' points are such that students will develop a critical approach to their study of contract law.' - Maureen Maksymiw, Nottingham Trent University, UK

'The book is based on extensive research and analysis of the courts' decisions on the subject of contract law and can be highly recommended as worthy of a place in the libraries of all institutions dealing with legal faculties' - Ravi Singhania, International Company and Commercial Law Review, Volume 20 Issue 1 2009

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