Cheshire, Fifoot and Furmston's Law of Contract - 17 Ed 2016

Cheshire, Fifoot and Furmston's Law of Contract

  • Cheshire, Fifoot and Furmston's Law of Contract

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  • Author(s) : M.P. Furmston
  • Publisher:Oxford University Press
  • ISBN 10 | ISBN 13 : 9780198747383
  • Edition: 17 Ed 2016
  • Shipping Time:Normally 7-9 Days
  • Pages | Format : 832 + Contents | Paperback
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Description
Cheshire, Fifoot & Furmston's Law of Contract stands as one of the classic textbooks on contract law more than 70 years after the publication of the first edition. Michael Furmston combines an authoritative account of the principles of the law of contract with thought-provoking analysis and insights. The clarity of the narrative brings understanding of complex contractual issues to a wider readership. Each chapter begins with a short introduction, is clearly signposted for ease of navigation, and finishes with a list of further reading. The text contains numerous references to additional primary and secondary sources enabling you to progress your understanding of contract law to a deeper level.
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Contents
1.    Historical Introduction
       The mediaeval law
       The origin of assumpsit
       Assumpsit and debt
       The doctrine of consideration
       The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
       The nineteenth century
       Implied terms
2.    Some Factors Affecting Modern Contract Law
       Continental influence in the nineteenth century
       Influence of economic theory
       Inequality of bargaining power
       The use of standard form contracts
       Consumer protection
       The relationship between standard form contracts, inequality of
       bargaining power and consumer protection
       Contractual behaviour
       A law of contract or contracts?
       The interrelationship of contract and tort
       Good faith in contract law
       The globalisation of contract law
       Human Rights Act 1998
3.    The Phenomena of Agreement 
        Introduction
        Offer and acceptance: offer 
        Offer and acceptance: acceptance
       Termination of offer
       Constructing a contract
       Inchoate contracts
       Long-term relationships
4.    Consideration
       Function and definition
       Consideration - executory, executed and past
       Consideration must move from the promisee
       Sufficiency of consideration
5.    Intention to Create Legal Relations
       Domestic agreements
       Commercial agreements
6.    The Contents of the Contract
       Express terms
       Implied terms
       The relative importance of contractual terms
       Excluding and limiting terms
       Statutory provisions: Introduction
       Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
       Consumer Rights Act 2015
7.    Unenforceable Contracts
       History and policy of the Statute of Frauds
       Statute of Frauds, section 4, and Law of Property Act 1925, section 40
       Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989, section 2
       Other rules about form
       Writing, signature and electronic commerce
8.    Mistake
       Introduction
       The two categories of cases
       Documents mistakenly signed
9.    Misrepresentation, Duress and Undue Influence
       Misrepresentation
       Duress and undue influence
10.  Contracts Rendered Void by Statute
       Wagering contracts
       Agreements prohibited by competition law
11.  Contracts Illegal by Statute or at Common Law
       Contracts prohibited by statute
       Contracts illegal at common law on grounds of public policy
       The consequence of illegality
       Proof of illegality
12.  Contracts Void at Common Law on Grounds of Public Policy
       The contracts described
       The legal consequences
13.  Capacity of Parties
       Minors
       Corporations
       Persons mentally disordered, and drunkards
14.  Privity of Contract
       The doctrine of privity of contract
       Qualifications to doctrine
       Enforcement by promisee
       The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999
       Attempts to impose liabilities upon strangers
15.  Privity of Contract Under the Law of Agency
       The place of agency in English law
       Formation of agency
       Position of principal and agent with regard to third parties
       Unauthorised acts of the agent
       Termination of agency
16.  The Voluntary Assignment of Contractual Rights and Liabilities
       The assignment of contractual rights
       The assignment of contractual liabilities
17.  The Involuntary Assignment of Contractual Rights and Liabilities
18.  Performance and Breach
       Introduction
       The order of performance
       Excuses for non-performance
       Can a party who does not perform perfectly claim payment or
       performance from the other party?
       Can an innocent party who has paid in advance recover his payment
       in the event of a failure of perfect performance?
       Can the innocent party terminate the contract?
       What is the effect of a repudiation or a fundamental breach?
       The effect of discharging the contract for a bad reason, when a
       good reason also exists
       Some possible special cases
       Contractual provisions for termination
       Stipulations as to time
       Tender of performance
19.  Discharge by Agreement
       Bilateral discharge
       Unilateral discharge
20.  Discharge Under the Doctrine of Frustration
       Nature and rationale of the doctrine
       Operation of the doctrine
       Effect of the doctrine
21.  Remedies for Breach of Contract
       Introduction
       Damages
       Specific performance
       Extinction of remedies
Index
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Author Details
Michael Furmston (M.P. Furmston) 
is a  Bencher of Gray's Inn, Emeritus Professor of Law and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. He is Dean ad Proessor of Law at Singapore Management University.
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