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1. Introduction.- PART I: THE FORMATION AND SCOPE OF A CONTRACT.- 2. Agreement: Clearing the Ground.- 3. Offer and Acceptance.- 4. Certainty and Agreement Mistakes.- 5. Consideration and Form.- 6. Intention to Create Legal Relations.- 7. Third Party Rights.- PART II: THE CONTENT OF A CONTRACT.- 8. What is a Term?.- 9. The Sources of Contractual Terms.- 10. The Classification of Contractual Terms.- 11. Exclusion Clauses.- PART III: POLICING THE CONTRACT.- 12. A Duty to Disclose Material Facts?.- 13. Misrepresentation.- 14. Common Mistake and Frustration.- 15. Illegality.- 16. Capacity.- 17. Duress, Undue Influence and Inequality of Bargaining Power.- 18. Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts.- PART IV: PERFORMANCE, DISCHARGE AND REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT.- 19. Performance and Discharge of the Contract.- 20. Breach of Contract.- 21. Damages for Breach of Contract.- 22. Obtaining an Adequate Remedy.

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This is a masterly introduction to the English law of contract being lucid and succinct, accurate and incisive. Every student of the subject will benefit from reading it.' - Andrew Burrows, Professor of the Law of England, All Souls College, Oxford, and author of A Casebook on Contract [review of previous edition] 'This remains the best book of its kind on English contract law.' - Hector McQueen, Scottish Law Commissioner and Professor of Private Law, Edinburgh Extracts from (anonymous) peer reviews conducted in 2014: 'I very much like this book. I used it as a student back in 1996 and it is the best Contract Law book available in the market. It is very well written, very approachable for our students with clear discussion of the key issues, good reference to contract theory and excellent analysis of the doctrines.' 'None of the books I have mentioned really competes with this one. No other one is as concise and as well-priced and that is the main issue for me.'

About the Author

Ewan McKendrick QC (Hon) is Registrar and Professor of English Private Law at the University of Oxford, UK, where he is also a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. He is the author of a number of key works on contract law and commercial law, and is an editor of Chitty on Contracts. He is also a barrister in practice at 3 Verulam Buildings, Gray's Inn and a Master of the Bench of Gray's Inn.

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