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Chitty on Contracts, 32nd Edition (Volume 1 & 2)
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: L16077-E32
Product Type: S.O. Bound Supplemented Publications - INT
Number of Volumes: 2 volumes bound
Binding: hardcover
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell (U.K.)
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General Editor: Professor Hugh BealeChitty on Contracts is the pre-eminent reference work on contract law in the common law world. It has been used for generations by lawyers as the leading guide to contracts, and is relied on to provide insight and aid in complex areas of the law. Volume One covers the General Principles of contract law, while Volume Two offers guidance on specific contracts, namely contractual issues in specific industry sectors.
  • 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
  • Supplemented regularly
New in the 32nd editionNew chapters and sections
  • Consumer Law - new chapter
  • Electronic Contract Formation
  • Liability when negotiations do not produce a contract
LegislationDetailed coverage of Consumer Rights Act 2015, Parts 1 and 2
  • Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013
  • The Consumer Protection (Amendment) Regulations 2014
  • Insurance Act 2015
  • Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations 2013
  • Bills of Exchange Act 1882 new Part 4A (presentment of cheques and other instruments by electronic means) introduced by Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, s. 13
  • Financial Services Act 2012
  • Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Exemption) (Amendment) Order 2015
  • Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2013 (amending the RAO)
  • Financial Services Act 2012 (Consumer Credit) Order 2013 (and the FCA Handbook CONC)
  • Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015
Case lawGood faith
  • Cases include Yam Seng Pte Ltd v International Trade Corp Ltd [2013] EWHC 111 (QB) and Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust v Compass Group UK and Ireland Ltd (t/a Medirest) [2013] EWCA Civ 200
Human Rights Act 1998 and contracts
  • Cases include: Sims v Dacorum BC [2014] UKSC 63, Smith v Carillion [2014] I.R.L.R. 344 and Ashworth v The Royal National Theatre [2014] EWHC 1176 (QB)
Promissory estoppel
  • Virulite LLC v Virulite Distribution Ltd [2014] EWHC 366 (QB)
Statute of Frauds and electronic signature
  • Golden Ocean Group Ltd v Salgaocar Mining Industries Pvt Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 265
Misrepresentation
  • Cramaso LLP v Viscount Reidhaven's Trustees [2014] UKSC 9
Personal incapacity
  • Dunhill v Burgin [2014] UKSC 18
The Crown
  • Shebelle Enterprises Ltd v Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 305
  • Charles Terence Estates Ltd v Cornwall Council [2012] EWCA Civ 1439
Express terms
  • Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland v Lloyds Banking Group Plc [2013] UKSC 3
CPD