Contract Law

An Introduction to the English Law of Contract for the Civil Lawyer

By John Cartwright

This book is designed to introduce the lawyer who is trained in a civil law jurisdiction to the method of reasoning in the common law, and in particular to the English law of contract. It is written primarily for the lawyer - whether student or practitioner - from another jurisdiction who already has an understanding of a (different) law of contract, but who wishes to discover the way in which an English lawyer views a contract. After a general introduction to the common law system - how a common lawyer reasons and finds the law - the book explains the principles of the law of contract in English law covering all the aspects of a contract from its formation to the remedies available for breach, while directing particular attention to those areas where the approach of English law is in marked contrast to that taken in many civil law systems.


336 pages

Publication Date: 9/17/2007
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781841135779