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Chitty on Contracts, 34th Edition (Volume 1 only) (General Principles) (Mainwork + 1st Supplement)

Chitty on Contracts, 34th Edition (Volume 1 only) (General Principles) (Mainwork + 1st Supplement)

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  • Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell U.K.
  • ISBN: 9780414107533
  • Published In: November 2022
  • Format: Hardback (2 volumes) , 2844 pages
  • Jurisdiction: Commonwealth, U.K. ? Disclaimer:
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    The leading reference work on contract law in the Common Law world. Chitty offers guidance to the whole range of contract law as practiced in the UK.

    • Provides coverage of all relevant legislation and a huge depth of case reference
    • Presents complete coverage of the law of contract, incorporating extensive reference to relevant legislation and recent case law
    • Contains interpretation and analysis of general legislation since the last edition
    • Provides an in-depth examination of actions arising in contract law, including exclusion clauses, estoppel, illegality and public policy, mistake, misrepresentation and non-disclosure, breach of performance
    • Covers the formation of contract as it effects the Agreement; Consideration, Form, Mistake; Misrepresentation and Duress and Undue Influence
    • Treats in detail the Capacity of parties Analyses and comments on the terms of the contract relating to Express and Implied Terms
    • Exemption Clauses; Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts; and Arbitration Clauses
    • Examines Illegality and Public Policy
    • Under Joint obligations covers in detail the law of contract relating to Third Parties, Assignment, Death and Bankruptcy
    • Examines and analyses contract law in relation to performance and discharge, covering Discharge by Agreement; by Frustration; by Breach
    • Studies remedies for breach of contract, including damages and limitations of actions
    • Discusses Restitution in relation to contract law
    • Analyses conflict of laws as if affects contract law
    • Deals individually with contracts in the following areas of law: agency, arbitration, bailment, bills of exchange and banking, building contracts, carriage by air, carriage by land, construction, credit and security, employment, gaming and wagering, insurance, restrictive agreements and covenants, sale of goods and suretyship
    • Offers interpretation and advice on the law when disputes arise, or when technical areas need clarification, and when responsibilities, obligations and entitlements need to be established

    New developments include:
    • An expanded chapter on Restrictive Agreements and Competition
    • Changes to make the contents of Chitty more accessible to readers. These include: subdividing chapter 1 into three chapters, one of which is devoted to Fundamental Principles of Contract Law and includes an extensive discussion of good faith; moving the discussion of Force Majeure clauses to the chapter on Frustration; adding a new section on Joint Creditors and an expanded account of Novation; revising, expanding and in some cases renaming several chapters, including the chapter that is now called Termination for Breach.
    • An updated account of the effects of Brexit on contracts, and the implications of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement
    • Cabinet Office Guidance on responsible contractual behaviour in the performance and enforcement of contracts impacted by the Covid-19 emergency

    Implied terms in “relational contracts”Bates v Post Office Ltd (No.3: Common Issues); Morley v Royal Bank of Scotland (CA)
    Formation: Wells v Devani (SC)
    Rectification: FSHC Group Holdings Ltd v GLAS Trust Corporation Ltd (CA)
    Public authorities: School Facility Management Limited v Governing Body of Christ the King College
    Misrepresentation: BV Nederlandse Industrie Van Eiprodukten v Rembrandt Enterprises Inc (CA)
    Duress: Times Travel (UK) Ltd v Pakistan International Airlines Corp (CA); Ukraine v Law Debenture Trust Corp Plc (CA)
    Illegality: Okedina v Chikale (CA); Singularis Holdings Ltd v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd (SC); Stoffel & Co v Grondona (SC)
    Restraint of trade: Tilman v Egon Zehnder Ltd, Peninsula Securities Ltd v Dunnes Stores (Bangor) Ltd (SC)
    Assignment: Business Contract Terms (Assignment of Receivables) Regulations 2018
    Frustration: Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Ltd v European Medicines Agency
    Restitution: Skandinavaskia Enskilda Banken v Conway (PC); Barton v Gwyn-Jones (CA); Samsoondar v Capital Insurance Co Ltd (PC); Test Claimants of the FII Group Litigation v Revenue and Customs Commissioners (SC)
    Consumer contracts: Jones v Roundlistic Ltd Credit: Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space Moratorium and Mental Health Crisis Moratorium) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/1311
    Employment: Harpur Trust v Brazel (CA); Addison Lee Ltd v Lange; O’Brien v Department of Constitutional Affairs (SC); Uber v Aslam (SC); Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake (SC)
  • Volume I
    PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
    1. Contract law and ‘contracts’
    2. Fundamental Principles of Contract Law
    3. Contract Law and other Legal Categories

     

    PART TWO: FORMATION OF CONTRACT
    4. The Agreement
    5. Mistakes as to Terms or as to Identity
    6. Consideration
    7. Form
    8. Common Mistake

     

    PART THREE: GROUNDS FOR AVOIDANCE
    9. Misrepresentation
    10. Duress and Undue Influence

     

    PART FOUR: CAPACITIES OF PARTIES
    11. Personal Incapacity
    12. Corporations and Unincorporated Associations
    13. The Crown and Public Authorities
    14. Political Immunity and Incapacity

     

    PART FIVE: THE TERMS OF CONTRACT
    15. Express terms
    16. Implied terms
    17. Exemption clauses

     

    PART SIX: ILLEGALITY AND PUBLIC POLICY
    18. Illegality and Public Policy

     

    PART SEVEN: JOINT OBLIGATIONS, THIRD PARTIES, AGENCY AND ASSIGNMENT
    19. Joint Obligations
    20. Third Parties
    21. Agency
    22. Assignment and Novation
    23. Death and Bankruptcy

     

    PART EIGHT: PERFORMANCE AND DISCHARGE
    24. Performance
    25. Discharge by Agreement, Variation and Waiver
    26. Discharge by Frustration and Force Majeure Clauses
    27. Discharge by Breach
    28. Other Modes of Discharge

     

    PART NINE: REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT
    29. Damages
    30. Action for an Agreed Sum, Specific Performance and Injunction
    31. Limitation of Actions

     

    PART TEN: RESTITUTION
    32. Restitution

     

    PART ELEVEN: CONFLICT OF LAWS
    33. Conflict of Laws

     

    Volume II
    34. Arbitration
    35. Bailment
    36. Bills of Exchange and Banking
    37. Carriage by Air
    38. Carriage by Land
    39. Construction Contracts
    40. Consumer Contracts
    41. Credit and Security
    42. Employment
    43. Gambling Contracts
    44. Insurance
    45. Restrictive Agreements and Competition
    46. Sale of Goods
    47. Suretyship

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