Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxix
  2. Introduction

    1. Ewan McKendrick
      Pages 1-12
  3. The Formation and Scope of a Contract

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
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  4. The Content of a Contract

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
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  5. Policing the Contract

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
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  6. Performance, Discharge and Remedies for Breach of Contract

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 405-415

About this book


Ideal for:
Law Degrees
Law Society, Legal Practice Course
Business Studies Degrees
Professional Accounting, Building and Surveying, Insurance Courses
A Level Law

EWAN McKENDRICK has updated his popular textbook which explores the underlying themes and explains the basic rules of English contract law. He introduces the current debates about the nature, scope and functions of this law and discusses some of the wider controversies which surround certain basic doctrines such as consideration and privity.

This new edition has been expanded to incorporate the enactment of the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1994, the publication of the Law Commission's report on the reform of the doctrine of privity of contract and a number of key decisions of the House of Lords.

Ewan McKendrick is Professor of English Law at University College London. He has also taught at the Universities of Central Lancashire, Essex, the London School of Economics and Oxford. He is the author of a number of articles on the subject of commercial law, contract law and tort and is editor of Chitty On Contract.



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Authors and affiliations

  • Ewan McKendrick
    • 1
  1. 1.University College LondonUK

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