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The Law of Contracts, Seventh Edition
By: Stephen M. Waddams, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D., F.R.S.C.
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-8024-9
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: 900 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: hardcover
Publication Date: 2017-04-28
Publisher: Canada Law Book
Price TBD


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A classic text, The Law of Contracts has been cited repeatedly by the courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. This work looks beyond the surface rules of this complex area of law to identify the underlying conflicting principles, so you're never in doubt about their implications. The seventh edition has been revised and updated to incorporate all the latest developments in contract law.


New! Twelve Supreme Court of Canada Cases are referenced as well as relevant provincial Court of Appeal and Superior Court Cases. Hundreds of cases and issues are analyzed including:

  • English and commonwealth cases that could potentially affect Canadian jurisprudence
  • A number of issues in regards to:
  • Parole Evidence Rule
  • Tender Cases
  • Duty of Good Faith
  • Limitation of Liability Clauses
  • Notional Severance
  • Municipal Immunity from Contractual Liability
  • Specific Performance
  • Exemplary and Punitive Damages
  • Damages for Mental Distress for Breach of Contract

Includes more than 4,000 cases The Law of Contracts, Seventh Edition delivers the same clear explanation and analysis of the law and its applications that practitioners have relied on for years.

About the Author
Stephen M. Waddams, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D., F.R.S.C., is University Professor and the holder of the Goodman/Schipper chair at the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto, where he has been teaching since 1968. Professor Waddams specializes in contract law and is the author of seven books: Products Liability, The Law of Contracts, The Law of Damages, Introduction to the Study of Law, Law, Politics and the Church of England, Sexual Slander in Nineteenth-Century England, and Dimensions of Private Law: Categories and Concepts in Anglo-American Legal Reasoning, the Editor-in-Chief of the Dominion Law Reports (Canada Law Book) as well as numerous law review articles and notes. He has also been editor of the University of Toronto Law Journal. Professor Waddams has won several important awards, including the Canadian Association of Law Teachers/Law Reform Commission of Canada Award for Outstanding Contribution to Legal Research and Law Reform in 1989; the first Albert Abel Professorship in 1994; the David W. Mundell medal for contributions to Law and Letters in 1996; and a Killam Research Fellowship in 1999. He was appointed University Professor in 2005.
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