McKendrick E. Contract Law (Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan 2019) 13th edition is a comprehensive guide to contract law that has been updated to reflect recent developments in this field.
Written by renowned expert Ewan McKendrick, this 13th edition continues to provide a clear and concise overview of contract law, exploring the leading cases and legal principles that underpin this area of law.
One of the key strengths of this book is its accessibility. Despite the complexities of contract law, McKendrick has succeeded in presenting the material in a way that is easy to understand, making it an ideal resource for both students and practitioners.
The book is divided into eight parts, each of which covers a different aspect of contract law. These include: formation, interpretation, capacity and formalities, terms, vitiating factors, discharge, remedies, and third parties.
One of the main themes that runs throughout the book is the importance of understanding the intentions of the parties at the time the contract was formed. This is particularly relevant when it comes to interpreting the terms of a contract, as well as when assessing whether a contract was entered into under duress or undue influence.
The book also explores the concept of certainty in contract law, which requires that the terms of a contract be clear and unambiguous. This is essential for ensuring that both parties are aware of their respective obligations under the contract and can avoid misunderstandings.
In addition to exploring the legal principles that underpin contract law, McKendrick also provides practical advice on drafting and negotiating contracts. This is particularly useful for those who are involved in commercial transactions and need to ensure that their contracts are legally sound and enforceable.
Overall, McKendrick E. Contract Law (Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan 2019) 13th edition is an excellent resource for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of contract law. With its clear and concise style, up-to-date analysis of recent cases, and practical guidance for practitioners, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in this complex and important area of law.