Landmark Cases in the Law of Contract

Edited by: Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell

Now available in paperback, this volume offers essays by leading contract scholars. Each essay takes as its focus a particular leading case in the UK, and analyzes that case in its historical or theoretical context. The book's cases range from the early 18th to the late 20th century, and deal with an array of contractual doctrines. Some of the book's contributors call for their cases to be stripped of landmark status, while others argue that some cases have more to offer than previously considered. The particular historical context of these landmark UK cases, as revealed by the contributors, often show that the current assumptions about the case and what it stands for are either mistaken or require radical modification. The book also explores several common themes which are fundamental to the development of the law of contract: for instance, the influence of commercial expectations, appeals to 'reason,' and the significance of particular judicial ideologies and techniques. (Series: Landmark Cases) [Subject: Contract Law, Legal History]

Publication Date: 3/10/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781509905041

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