This casebook offers undergraduate law students the ideal way to discover and understand contract law through reading highlights from leading cases. Designed to be used alongside a contract law textbook, it covers the entire undergraduate contract law course in a series of clearly presented chapters.
Author: Professor of Commercial Law and Deputy Director of the Centre for Legal Research Jill Poole
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Jill Poole's bestselling Casebook on Contract Law provides students with a comprehensive selection of case law, addressing all aspects of the subject encountered on undergraduate courses. Extracts have been carefully chosen from a wide range of historical and contemporary cases to illustrate the reasoning processes of the courts, and to show how legal principles develop. Cases can either be analysed and discussed in isolation or, taken as a whole, the selection of cases form chapters providing a structured overview of the modern law of contract. Online Resource Centre The casebook is fully supported by an Online Resource Centre, which provides: - Self-test questions and answers - Guidance on answering questions in contract law - Exercises and guidance on reading cases - An opportunity for students to ask the author any questions
Law by John Cyril Smith,Joseph Anthony Charles Thomas
A Casebook on Labour Law supports every university labour or employment law course in the UK, set within European Union and international law. It covers history and theory, contract and rights, participation, equality, and job security. It also has chapters on essential topics for modern labour policy: the right to vote for company boards, in work councils and pension funds, and laws to achieve full employment by ending underpaid underemployment. Each chapter summarises further reading from noteworthy books and journals, and follows a unified conceptual structure. This aims to transcend historic divisions between common law or statute, private or public, and national or international law. The book invites the reader to engage in the economic and social evidence about labour law's empirical consequences and political principles.
Law by Reiner Schulze,Hans Schulte-Nolke,Jackie Jones
Author: Reiner Schulze,Hans Schulte-Nolke,Jackie Jones
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
European consumer law has become a vital part of both legal education and practice. This Casebook details the most fundamental judgments of the Court of Justice on consumer law to date and their effect on national legal systems. It contains twenty leading European cases and is then followed by concise analyses of the effect of these decisions on some of the national legal systems of the Member States,and how national legislatures and national courts have reacted to this ever burgeoning area of European law. The focus of the book is private law, including consumer contracts, advertisement law, European product liability and consumer dispute resolutions. The Casebook is an essential guide for students and practitioners alike. It provides the reader with an overview of the most important cases and analyses in the area of European consumer law on both European and national levels. The editors and contributors to the country reports are members of the EU- funded research network 'Common Principles of European Private Law'.
English summary: This volume deals with the contract law of the European legal systems. What are the essential rules of these systems on the formation and validity of contracts? What rules apply to a party's right to bring a claim for performance, to terminate the contract or to claim damages for breach? While the discussion is based on the national rules, they are taken into account only as local variations on a European theme. To what extent is it therefore possible to speak of a common European law of contract? What contributions do the "Principles of European Contract Law" and the proposal of the "Draft Common Frame of Reference" make? This book is not only aimed at helping to teach young Europeans lawyers, but also strives to assist those engaged in the reform of national contract law or the drafting of uniform European legislation. The first 1996 edition of the volume has now been updated and completed. German description: Unter "Europaischem Vertragsrecht" versteht dieses Buch die Regeln, die den Rechtsordnungen der europaischen Lander gemeinsam sind: Wie kommt ein gultiger Vertrag zustande? Nach welchen Regeln wird beurteilt, ob eine Vertragspartei die Erfullung des Vertrages verlangen, von dem Vertrag Abstand nehmen, ihn widerrufen oder kundigen oder den Kontrahenten auf Schadensersatz in Anspruch nehmen kann? Lassen sich auf dem Gebiet des Vertragsrechts gemeineuropaische Strukturen auffinden? Gibt es allgemein akzeptierte Regeln? Wie sind sie zu formulieren, wenn man die "Prinzipien des Europaischen Vertragsrechts" oder die Vorschlage des "Draft Common Frame of Reference" berucksichtigt? Dabei werden die Losungen der nationalen Rechtsordnungen ausfuhrlich - wenn auch stets nur als nationale Variationen eines europaischen Themas - behandelt. Das Buch kann deshalb bei der rechtsvergleichenden Ausbildung der jungen europaischen Juristen eine Rolle spielen, ferner auch dort, wo e s um die Vorbereitung europaischen Gesetzesrechts oder um die Reform der nationalen Vertragsrechte geht. Das Buch ist in einer ersten unvollstandigen Auflage schon 1996 erschienen. Die Neuauflage bringt den Text auf den neuen Stand und erganzt ihn um die damals noch fehlenden Abschnitte.
History by Bruce W. Frier,Thomas A. J. McGinn,Thomas A. McGinn
Author: Bruce W. Frier,Thomas A. J. McGinn,Thomas A. McGinn
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
The Roman household (familia) was in many respects dramatically different from the modern family. From the early Roman Empire (30 B.C. to about A.D. 250) there survive many legal sources that describe Roman households, often in the most intimate detail. The subject matter of these ancient sources includes marriage and divorce, the property aspects of marriage, the pattern of authority within households, the transmission of property between generations, and the supervision of Roman orphans. This casebook presents 235 representative texts drawn largely from Roman legal sources, especially Justinian's Digest. These cases and the discussion questions that follow provide a good introduction to the basic legal problems associated with the ordinary families of Roman citizens. The arrangement of materials conveys to students an understanding of the basic rules of Roman family law while also providing them with the means to question these rules and explore the broader legal principles that underlie them. Included cases invite the reader to wrestle with actual Roman legal problems, as well as to think about Roman solutions in relation to modern law. In the process, the reader should gain confidence in handling fundamental forms of legal thinking, which have persisted virtually unchanged from Roman times until the present. This volume also contains a glossary of technical terms, biographies of the jurists, basic bibliographies of useful secondary literature, and a detailed introduction to the scholarly topics associated with Roman family law. A course based on this casebook should be of interest to anyone who wishes to understand better Roman social history, either as part of a larger Classical Civilization curriculum or as a preparation for law school.
Eine Untersuchung gemeinschaftlicher Vorgaben und deren Umsetzung in Deutschland, Frankreich und Großbritannien
Author: Andreas Börger
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Während die Informationspflichten in den gemeinschaftsrechtlichen Verbraucherschutzrichtlinien immer ausgeprägter geregelt wurden, beschränken sich die Vorgaben zu Sanktionen bei Informationspflichtverletzungen in den allermeisten Fällen auf eine allgemeine, generalklauselartige Vorschrift. Den Mitgliedstaaten wird auferlegt, für geeignete, wirksame und abschreckende Sanktionen zu sorgen. Die konkrete Ausgestaltung der Sanktionen wird in der Regel in das Ermessen der Mitgliedstaaten gestellt. An dieser Stelle setzt die Arbeit an. Die Informationspflichtenkataloge in sechs Verbraucherschutzrichtlinien werden zunächst auf funktionelle und wertungsmäßige Gemeinsamkeiten hin untersucht, um den Informationspflichten dann funktional adäquate Sanktionen zuzuweisen. Auf Basis der gemeinschaftsrechtlichen Vorgaben werden rechtsvergleichend die Sanktionsregime Deutschlands, Frankreichs und Großbritanniens mit ihren unterschiedlichen Traditionen und Ansätzen in der Verbraucherpolitik in den Blick genommen und an den gefundenen gemeinschaftsrechtlichen Vorgaben gemessen. Vor dem Hintergrund des Kommissionsvorschlags einer Richtlinie über die Rechte der Verbraucher schließen sich Überlegungen zur Notwendigkeit gemeinschaftsrechtlicher Sanktionsvorgaben an.
Casebook on Contract provides students with a comprehensive selection of the cases most lkely to be encountered on contract law courses and is specifically designed to meet their needs. The case law is helpfully structured and presented under clear headings, with the emphasis on explaining the decisions and their implications in order to promote better understanding. The fifth edition incorporates important judgments and assesses the significance of recent decisions of the House of Lords such as Attorney-General v Blake and Alfred McAlpine Construction Ltd v Panatown Ltd and the decisions of the Court of Appeal in Director General of Fair Trading v First National Bank plc and Barclays Bank v Coleman. Important recent decisions on remedies for misrepresentation have also been included.
Richard Kidner's established 'Casebook on Torts' is an essential casebook for students of tort law. The case selection for this book has been based upon the standard cases, and the extracts outline the reasoning behind each case decision.
If you're serious about exam success, it's time to Concentrate! Contract Law Concentrate is a high quality revision guide which covers the main topics found on undergraduate courses. The clear, succinct coverage of key legal points within a specific topic area, including key cases, enables students to quickly grasp the fundamental principles of contract law. Written by Jill Poole, an experienced teacher and examiner and author of Textbook on Contract Law and Casebook on Contract Law, the book focuses on the needs of students to pass their exams. A number of pedagogical features help with the preparation for exams and suggest ways to improve marks. This guide has been rigorously reviewed and is endorsed by students and lecturers for level of coverage, accuracy, and exam advice. Packed with essential information, key cases, revision tips, exam Q&As, and more, Contract Law Concentrate is also supported by extensive online resources to take your learning further (www.oxford.com/lawrevision/): DT Test your knowledge with the multiple choice questions and receive feedback on your answers. DT Revise the facts and discussions of key cases using the interactive flashcards. DT Learn the important terms and definitions using the interactive glossary. DT Check that you have covered the main points of a topic using the key facts lists. DT Achieve better marks following the advice on revision and exam technique by experienced examiner Nigel Foster.
Law by Richard Stone,James Devenney,Ralph Cunnington
Author: Richard Stone,James Devenney,Ralph Cunnington
'Comprehensive and serious, it covers everything that students will need to know.' – Ioannis Glinavos, Kingston Law School, UK 'A lucid and pragmatic guide to contract law for the undergraduate, an exquisitely crafted analytical authority for the postgraduate and a dependable and concise counsel for the practitioner; this is the case-book that will set the standard in the subject.' - Mel Kenny, Reader in Commercial law, Leicester Law School, UK This clear and highly accessible volume, presented in a coherent structure, provides full coverage of the topics commonly found in the contract law syllabus, alongside up-to-date illustrative case examples and stimulating commentary. Written by leading authors in the field, this book takes account of a variety of theoretical perspectives, including economic, relational and empirical conceptions of the law. A meticulous and insightful commentary is provided throughout, illuminating complex areas of law and promoting more detailed analysis of important issues. Composed of approximately one-quarter authors' commentaries and three-quarters cases and materials, including academics' articles and extracts from books and Law Commission papers, this book facilitates the development of personal study skills and encourages readers to engage with the leading academic commentaries in the area. Clearly signposted chapter introductions highlight the salient features under discussion and additional reading collected at the end of each chapter guides further study and independent research. The range of material covered and the straightforward style makes Text, Cases and Materials on Contract Law an invaluable resource for all undergraduate students of contract law.
Murphy's High Court Case Summaries on Contracts, 6th contain well-prepared briefs for each major case in Murphy's casebook on Contracts. High Court briefs are written to present the essential facts, issue, decision and rationale for each case in a clear, concise manner. While prepared briefs can never substitute for the insight gained by actually reading a case, these briefs will help readers to identify, understand, and absorb the core take away knowledge from each case. Moreover, these briefs are followed by a useful legal analysis, which provides extra tips and contextual background about each case, connecting the case to the broader concepts being developed throughout the casebook. This book also supplies case vocabulary, which defines new or unusual legal words found throughout the cases. Finally, to enhance the reader's recall, there is a corresponding memory graphic for each brief that portrays an entertaining visual representation of the relevant facts or law of the case.
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
This best-selling, classic text provides a clear and straightforward account of the basic rules of contract law, while also introducing current debates about the nature, scope and functions of the law and discussing wider controversies surrounding the basic doctrines. Praised by both lecturers and students, Contract Law is compact yet comprehensive, well-written, well-structured, stimulating and engaging. This twelfth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect various developments in the law, and now also includes ‘Hot topic’ discussion boxes in most chapters. It is essential reading for all students taking undergraduate and GDL/CPE courses in contract law. Ewan McKendrick QC (Hon) is Registrar and Professor of English Private Law at the University of Oxford, UK, where he is also a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. He is the author of a number of key works on contract law and commercial law, and is an editor of Chitty on Contracts. He is also a barrister in practice at 3 Verulam Buildings, Gray’s Inn and a Master of the Bench of Gray’s Inn. ‘This remains the best book of its kind on English contract law.’ – Hector MacQueen, Scottish Law Commissioner and Professor of Private Law, University of Edinburgh, UK ‘This is a masterly introduction to the English law of contract being lucid and succinct, accurate and incisive. Every student of the subject will benefit from reading it.’ – Andrew Burrows, Professor of the Law of England, All Souls College, Oxford, UK and author of A Casebook on Contract
This book gives an up-to-date overview of the law of the carriage of goods by sea. The case law is presented under seperate headings, the cases are listed alphabetically and the book is indexed. Examples of standard forms of contract are included and full consideration is given to the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1971, the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992 and the Hague-Visby Rules .