Understanding Contract Law
By Max Young
Routledge – 2010 – 148 pages
Understanding Contract Law offers a clear introduction to the basic concepts of contract law in England. Built around familiar real-world examples that illustrate the concepts, principles and key cases upon which English contract law is structured, Understanding Contract Law is an ideal guide for those approaching an undergraduate law degree, or for general readers interested in this fundamental area of the law.
This concise, student-friendly overview, supported by chapter introductions and summaries throughout, covers the fundamental topics in English contract law, including:
1. Introduction to Contract Law 2. Agreement and Offer 3. Acceptance 4. Certainty 5. Consideration 6. Intention to Create Legal Relations 7. Variation of Contracts 8. Privity 9. Terms of the Contract 10. Exemption Clauses: The Common Law 11. Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 12. Misrepresentation 13. Remedies for Breach of Contract
Max Young is Lecturer in Law at Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland.